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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

We are the Best Agents for Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD When one is continuously exposed to the senseless killing of Black males by police in the US, Canada or any other jurisdiction,...

Keep on Trucking

BY KATHY MCDONALD  My dear readers, the way I see it educating our community is the best and dare I say, the only way to...

Reflections: A Call to Action.

As I reflect on the academic year that was I am reminded of the numerous examples of the magnificent initiatives that the PDSB as...

Gratitude, Perseverance & Resilience

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The graduation season is here so I would like to offer some thoughts on graduating and the next steps. As the parent...

Be an Agent For Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD  This weekend has truly been edifying for me and I would like to share some of the messages that resonated with me....

I Am Amazing

There. I said it. I am amazing. These are the words I wish we would encourage our young people to say every day. We...

Exams, Sleep and Stress

BY KATHY MCDONALD Have you tried talking to an IB student lately? I would not recommend it as most of them are in the throes of...

The Man in the Arena

BY KATHY MCDONALD  On April 15th I had the pleasure of attending the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation Awards and Scholarships, followed by the...

Bullying

BY KATHY MCDONALD  After receiving an email from a grade six student regarding bullying on April 11th, I decided to rewrite my column. This is...

Parent Power

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The United Achievers’ Club of Brampton applied and received a grant to host a Parent Symposium geared primarily towards the Caribbean and...

Professional Development

4 Keys to Unlock Your Big Dreams

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON 1. Own your big dream – The very first step to fulfilling your big dream is accepting personal responsibility for your dream....

How Tragedy Propels Triumph

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Natalie Hope-Selkin was comfortable in her career as an in-house counsel with one of Canada's largest insurance firms until she found herself...

First Quarter Check In

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON We’ve come to the end of the first quarter of the year, a traditional checkpoint for your goals. How are you progressing...