Better late then never I guess. After lurking in the wings of hundreds of blogs for several years, I’m finally getting around to starting my own.
It’s a funny time to start a blog. I consider myself to be an early adaptor. I teach grade 8 in the small community of Snow Lake. This is in the central Canadian province of Manitoba. I am about 800 miles north of the Canada – U.S. border and around 1000 people live here…. For now. Snow Lake is a gold mining community and one of the town’s major employers will be closing in 6 – 8 weeks. This will obviously have a huge impact on our already small population.
I’m an educator, and I believe strongly in education, not schooling. I believe that schools need to change to survive, to be relevent, or else we will fade away into the history books.
Even (and probably even more importantly) in a small, isolated town in the middle of nowhere like ours; we are part of the global society and we need to prepare our kids for global society.