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Keep Growing

Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Keep Growing

BY JOEY MANDEL

What kind of magic makes students want to take responsibility for their own learning and growth? How can teachers help them eliminate any preconceived notions of what they are or aren’t capable of doing? How can we prevent students from undermining themselves, both socially and academically?

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Pushing the Limits

Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Pushing the Limits

BY KELLY GALLAGHER-MACKAY AND NANCY STEINHAUER

The world never stands still. And the world of technology even less so. Given that reality, how can we prepare our students for a future that is unknown? By teaching our students to develop a growth mindset that includes asking probing questions, leveraging digital tools for their purposes and solving problems, it will help them adapt to a changing world.

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The Vimy Oaks

Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

The Vimy Oaks

BY LINDA GRANFIELD, ILLUSTRATED BY BRIAN DEINES

Two stories are inextricably woven together in this vivid picture book of war and peace. Each of these stories takes the reader on a journey from one side of the ocean to the other, and from a time of devastation to a time of hope. The main story is about the life of Leslie Miller, a soldier from Canada during the First World War who picked up a handful of acorns while serving at Vimy Ridge and mailed them home.

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Making a Global City

Originally published in the September 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Making a Global City

BY ROBERT C. VIPOND

Making a Global City spans 70 years in the life of a single school in the heart of downtown Toronto. Clinton Street Public School, near Bathurst and College streets, was once dominated by Anglo-Protestants. It gave way to deep waves of working-class immigration between 1920 and 1990. The challenges faced by the school as it navigated the increasingly multicultural citizenship of its students were fierce and dynamic.

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