Tag: Remembrance Day

life

When the Whole Year Is a Teachable Moment

2020 has been one heck of a year. A difficult year. One big teachable moment, in my opinion. And it’s not over yet.

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books

Mired in the Mud … Thoughts on Poetry and Fiction and War

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I usually write something about Remembrance Day in November.  For many years, I taught at a school named for John McCrae, who wrote the famous poem “In Flanders Fields,” so …

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life

The Kids Are Alright

Yesterday I attended the Remembrance Day ceremonies at my old school. And I was reminded that teenagers today are a pretty cool bunch.  Remembrance Day is a big deal at John McCrae Secondary School; after all the school was named after …

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travel

Remembering Our Remembrance Day … In Australia

Since I was a kid, I’ve always thought that Remembrance Day was an important day. And never more so than when I was a teacher at John McCrae Secondary School, named for the Canadian doctor who wrote the iconic poem …

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