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Friday, July 21, 2017

Local Boxer Inspires Youth to Live Fearlessly

BY ALYSSA MAHADEO  Dedicated, driven and focused are all words that best describe aspiring professional boxer Mohammed Feroze Abedeen, a young man out of Mississauga...

EQAO an Assessment of Learning

  BY: KATHY MCDONALD The EQAO is practically here. This year the exams are expected to take place between May 23rd and May 30th. EQAO is the...

Jean Augustine S.S. Set to Open September 2016

BY KATHY MCDONALD  February is a busy month filled with many holidays and celebrations. There is Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Chinese New Year and Black...

Big and Bold

BY: KATHY MCDONALD I was thrilled to see a notable increase in the number of Black and Caribbean families that attend the Numeracy and Beyond...

Forward March

BY KATHY MCDONALD I don’t think there is a happier person on this planet than myself that 2016 is over. I truly shudder at several...

Tis the Season for Exams

BY KATHY MCDONALD  As we are busy preparing for Christmas and various other Holy Days we must remember to keep our finger on the education...

Education: 2016 in Review

BY KATHY MCDONALD I am writing this article in disbelief that this is my final article for the year 2016. It appears that as “mi...

The Simple Truth

BY: KATHY MCDONALD “Duppy know who to frighten”. This Jamaican saying refers to bullies or people that try to push the boundaries but stop when...

Prison Versus School

BY: KATHY MCDONALD The Roy Mcmurtry School (RMS) is a tiny gem situated in the most unlikely of spaces; a juvenile detention center. Why would...

Humble and Kind

BY KATHY MCDONALD  In my humble opinion, pun intended, these two character traits (humility and kindness) are the most important coupling of traits. I say...

Professional Development

The Power of Words

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Sometimes we dismiss or discredit the power of words as hocus pocus. But the recent celebration of Father’s Day underscored to me...

How to Manage Use of Our Time Effectively and Prioritize the Important Over the...

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON It seems nearly impossible these days to manage the use of our time effectively so that the things that matter most get...

How to Clarify What Is My Purpose

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Clarifying ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the biggest contentions people grapple with. If you’ve ever thought about this, you can probably...