October 2012, and so much to be Thankful for! Midterms are just that: a mid point opportunity to focus on what the course work is moving towards, to find out from teachers and professors what their expectations are, to test oneself on the material, and to recognize that goals are set for a reason- to work towards.
Spring will soon be here- and March break and midterms- and for my adult students who may be in the workforce and not affected by formal breaks like Family Day or March Break- Treat Yourself. Plan a holiday day in the city- if there are local attractions that you haven't yet visited check out http://www.toronto.com/attractions and pick one or two and discover what makes Toronto an interesting space. - I have a new favorite- the Evergreen Brickworks- Google them and Enjoy-
Did you know that good readers will often read something three times to digest the information fully? And if you are a slow reader work on content and understanding first, move to analyzing second and finally make connections between the new material and what you have read before.
Attention all Post Secondary Students: Preparation is key to doing well on exams- This December, 2010, begin those essays early- call for help in brainstorming and following through with a strong paper. As Always, I will walk you through the process. all the best, Alison
Sept 2010TIFF IS HERE!
Remember, while it is fun to spot the stars, the movie reviews will be great samples of how to write reviews- practice being a critic and try to go beyond "I liked that" after seeing a movie- remember to add the "because..."
Keep abreast of changes to the local Political situation
Mayor Miller has announced he will be stepping down and has no plans to run for an additional term. To those of you in High School, some of whom may be voting age by the next election this is an opportunity to become familiar with local politics as represented by the local media; the coverage will be extensive over the next year as others move into position to take on the Mayoral position. What a great opportunity to do a project for a civics class, history class, creative writing class, the school newspaper, you decide, but do become aware of issues so that your vote will be an informed one.
Countdown to the 2010 Olympics in B.C.
"worldwide contest challenges classrooms to engage with 2010 Olympic Games" Now less than 100 days to go till opening night.
Ways to get involved: Follow "The 2010 UBC Olympic & Paralympic Secretariat is pleased to have worked with the Student Olympic Collaborative (SOC) to produce this special edition of Game Time.