Author Archives: James C.

About James C.

A pre-service teacher about to start his first teaching practicum.

May Update

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve last updated. The reality is since I’ve finished my practicum I’ve been busy with other things and haven’t been thinking too much about it, or about teaching for that matter. I want to keep … Continue reading

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More Bad News Teacher Cuts

Halifax school board cuts 152 teaching positions Part of me tries to block news like this out, but it still makes me anxious. It’s a very tough market for a new teacher starting a career, particularly someone like me who … Continue reading

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How Canada is faring

Source: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/details/education.aspx#measure

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Practicum Week 14 & 15 (Final)

My practicum is now all over but the crying. Now it’s time for the hardest part, getting a job. My last two weeks went by very smoothly. So smoothly, that I left with heavy nostalgia on Friday. I love teaching. … Continue reading

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Math Education CBC Cross-Country Checkup (Follow-up)

This is a follow-up to this post.  The full two-hour radio episode  can be downloaded here. First off, a bit of a funny story. The high school math teacher interviewed by Rex in the podcast happens to be my cooperating … Continue reading

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Math Education to be Featured on CBC Cross Country Checkup

Rex Murphy is going to take a crack at math education in Canada this Sunday on  CBC Cross Country Check-up .  (Hat tip: WISE math). I’m always interested in what Rex has to say, because of his flair, if nothing … Continue reading

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The ironies of life

About the time I knew I was quitting my job to go back to school, I was passing by a business hotel by my workplace. Despite not doing any business traveling myself in the current position I was in, I … Continue reading

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