Emily Carr once referred to Canada as something “sublime” that you are born into, a “great rugged power that you are a part of.” From my very beginning, I understood what she meant: I was a west-coast Canadian. Most of my west-coast Canadian towns were small: White Rock, before it was a haven for wealthy downtowners, and islands two steps off Vancouver Island and one away from being completely unknown. During these defining years, the places I lived had an average of about 3,000 occupants, provided you didn’t count summer residents (and you never should).
I remember a time when my thighs were their own entities. Over the last few years they have slyly transformed into buegs. For those of you new to the term, it’s the cankles of the north. I’m still considered petite by many, but I know I’m not as healthy as I should be right now. My body fat percentage is too high, and the fact that my bad knees are aching is telling me I am carrying more weight than I should. I have two options, be content with myself or choose to make improvements. I’m going to make improvements. My husband and I will be starting P90x soon, and I’ll be reporting my progress (or lack thereof) on this site. To truly make the life you want I strongly believe you have to bring your body and your mind to a good place.
Going through Pearson was easy as pie. Customs was nothing – my fears of being fingerprinted and having to answer a circle of questions were never realized. The dude at customs glanced at me asked what i was doing in America then before i could answer stamped my passport.
The biggest struggle was with the metal detector. I had no idea I had so much metal on me. I had to remove my boots and belt then have every pocket searched. So it goes.
The de-icing machines (picutred) are like something out of a science fiction movie. They move as if they are elephants
WestJet really is as good as everyone says it is. Read More “Arriving and Enjoying New York”→
It’s that time of the week again folks where we can discuss all of the wonderful things happening in our lives right now. Please share your wonderful “things” in the comments and I’ll mention them in next weeks post.
1. England are through to the knockout stages of the World Cup – I never thought we’d get there but by some freak miracle we managed to do it. Huge congratulations to the USA for topping the group, didn’t realise you guys were so good at football.
2. I got up at 5 am this morning. Trust me, this is a good thing although it didn’t seem like it at the time. There was a fly buzzing around my head and annoying the hell out of me – I got so frustrated that I just got up instead of trying to get back to sleep. I got to see all the wildlife in my garden, including hedgehogs and rabbits, and I managed to see my dad when he got in from work at 6am which I never do. I won’t be making my 5 am wake ups a regular thing, but maybe once in a while because it gave me the kickstart that I’ve needed. Read More “Wonderful Things Happen In Our Life”→
Semester two is upon us and it’s going to be hell on earth. OK, slightly dramatic, and it’s fine so far but ask me in a few weeks when we get our assignments. I’m not actually at university until tomorrow but today was my first day at “the Office”
You might wonder how did I get there? It’s a great story about how helping other (good) people you can help yourself. I was involved in creation of small tests for people who want to get their HSE diploma http://mycareertools.com/ged-online-classes/ and got recommneded by the owners of this website to their friends who run “the Office”. And I am entirely grateful and tell you helping other good people pays off. But going back to my story.
An increasing number of teachers are turning from classroom teaching to tuition in search of a more fulfilling experience in their chosen vocation. With increasing class sizes and renewed demands on teachers to provide a standardized approach to all pupils in their classrooms, those teachers who wish to work with students in a different way feel stifled and frustrated.
Working with students using methods that dont find a place so strongly in the curriculum and general syllabus can offer teachers a way to explore their creativity and find ways to stimulate their students learning that are tailored to individual preferences.
Benefits for tutors
When subject experts decide to take on the role of imparting their knowledge to others, teaching is the natural step from learning to sharing what has been learned. By training as a teacher, there is an expectation that it will be all Dead Poets Society and students will be encouraged and inspired.
If you’re starting to choose a college, the best place to begin looking for information is always the Internet. Several websites have a quality “college finder” or “college search” to help give you some ideas of where to go to school based on your preferences. Most of these will ask similar questions about what you’d like in a college, such as your major, ideal distance from home, size of campus, sports, and so forth.
A lot of these websites are also great for providing general statistics about colleges or universities, such as male/female ratio, tuition, average age, ethnicity distribution, and so forth.
Much like the Student Search Service, a lot of the college searches are only helpful if you don’t already have a school in mind. If you’ve already narrowed it down to a few, the searches won’t be too helpful to you. However, the information that these sites provide is useful no matter who you are. Read More “6 great online college finder or college search websites”→
If you’re starting off at college for the first time and you’re finally going to choose your classes, you’ll want to know that college classes are a bit different from high school classes — there are different types of college classes. What you do in each type and what you can expect from them will vary.
From my experience, there are four major types of college classes: lectures, seminars, discussions, and labs.
Graduating from university is a landmark event for any student. Having invested three or more years into a course, there’s a tremendous sense of achievement for having come out the other side stronger, wiser and qualified. For the parents of those students, it’s all about an overwhelming pride for what your son or daughter has achieved. It can be an expensive, occasionally stressful, experience helping your child through the university experience. However when it comes to seeing them graduate you’ll know that it’s all been worth it. Read More “What should parents expect from their child’s graduation day?”→
Your resume is the first step that speaks about you and your ability. It contains all the basic information and helps the interviewer to have certain impression about you even before the interview. A perfect resume can help in getting a job or to get admitted in a renowned college. It gives you the opportunity to speak for yourself.
Your resume contains the outline of your experience, skills and achievements which helps in framing certain perceptions in the mind of the interviewer so it is necessary to give the appropriate information in a suitable format. Resumes are written differently depending on the purpose. Generally resumes are of single page as too much of information is often ignored.
Steps for writing successful resume
First it is important to ascertain the purpose of your resume. Are you going for a new job or for a job switch? Depending on which the format of the resume will vary. If you a college graduate it will be better if you focus more on educational background than on any sort of experience. Read More “Writing an Effective Resume To Create Positive Impression”→