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The University Promise – Reality Check

The University Promise – Reality Check

The University Promise – Reality Check My daughter recently began her school career in Junior Kindergarten and since her school is JK-12, I received a newsletter outlining why I should send her to University. It made me laugh, but it also made me think about how many […]

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Why You Should Stop and Think

Why You Should Stop and Think

Why You Should Stop and Think I have been thinking a lot about habits of mind lately; patterns of thinking that we all develop over time. Just like physical habits, these habits are engrained in our subconscious and are meant to be automated, to make our lives […]

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The Trap of Pinterest Perfect

The Trap of Pinterest Perfect

The Trap of Pinterest Perfect On a recent Q&A after an Artistic Edge Webinar, a participant, a visual arts teacher, helped me to pinpoint (excuse the pun) my beef with art teachers relying on Pinterest for project ideas. As it turns out, it was the same thing […]

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6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills

6 Reasons That The Arts Are The Ideal Vehicle To Teach 21st Century Success Skills There are many things I don’t know about life and how the world works, but there are two things I know for certain. The first is that young people are less prepared […]

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The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering

The Helicopters are Still Hovering I recently came across a great article in the New York Times that discussed raising successful children. I was inspired to share my thoughts on the topic, since developing successful children is the mission of The Artistic Edge (TAE). For those of […]

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Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood?

Ensuring Every Child Wins: Should We Eliminate Competition From Childhood? I just listened to a story posted by a CBC Radio show out of Vancouver called This is That. This satirical radio show made an excellent illustration of how far removing competition from sports could go. They spoke […]

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Success Comes From Willingness

Success Comes From Willingness

Success Comes From Willingness It is the end of August and the summer is almost over. Where does the time go? I realized that I haven’t written a blog post in a while, so I hope this entry will make up for lost time. It has been […]

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Whatever It Takes!

Whatever It Takes! In the midst of controversy over foreign worker laws in Canada and the USA, the reality of the effect outsourcing is having on our economies is becoming painfully clear. Companies are either bringing in foreign workers who will accept lower wages, or simply having […]

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The Trump Test: Would You Get Fired?

The Trump Test: Would You Get Fired?

The Trump Test: Would You Get Fired? I was watching The Celebrity Apprentice last week, and I had an “aha” moment. At the end of the episode, Donald Trump was asking each of the teams whether they thought their project manager was a good leader. I realized […]

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Boredom, to be or not to be?

Boredom, to be or not to be?

Boredom, to be or not to be? I recently read an article on the BBC website by Hannah Richardson about boredom in children and I was intrigued. The thrust of the article was that, “Children should be allowed to get bored.” As a kid, I don’t ever […]

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