Monthly Archives: July 2011

To relieve stress press the “F” button

It’s been a fast three weeks of study here at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. I’m among about 14 educators from across Canada who have gathered here to take a foundation course that begins our Masters of … Continue reading

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Transformation achievable through self reflection

I’ve always thought I was a pretty deep thinker, someone who reflects often on the world around me. But just this week, while beginning the Reflective Practice Masters of Adult Education program at St. Francis Xavier University, I realized that … Continue reading

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Spirit of Antigonish Movement still thrives

One of our lecturers in class the other day said that as much as 90 per cent of all learning occurs outside the classroom. That statement has certainly proved true for me during my brief time here in Antigonish, Nova … Continue reading

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Effective reflective practice requires the courage to transform

The first of my classmates succumbed to emotion yesterday as he took his turn in a group reading of tales of tragedy and courage during the women’s movement. The story was an important one in the context of the women’s … Continue reading

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