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Sunday, July 23, 2017

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...

PDSB to Collect Student Data

BY KATHY MCDONALD  At the regular meeting of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) on Tuesday Nov. 22nd 2016, trustees unanimously voted in favour of...

Trump Trauma

BY KATHY MCDONALD I must admit that I had to rewrite my entire column as I was so convinced that common sense would prevail and...

We Rise Together

BY KATHY MCDONALD  We Rise Together: The Peel District School Board’s Action Plan to Support Black Students was officially approved on October 27th 2016. The...

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...

‘Tis The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Welcome back, greetings, howdy. As we return to school I can only hope it is armed with a rejuvenate self. A self...

Ghettos Are Not Gated Communities

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The tides are changing and our youth are demanding better treatment for its marginalized citizens. As the number of violent encounters on...

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...

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...