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Halloween in Quarantine: 10 Spooky But Safe Activities

Unfortunately for many regions across Ontario, Covid-19 has officially crashed the Halloween party! In a media presentation last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams made it official – traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating is not recommended for the regions of Toronto, York, Peel and Ottawa. The Ontario Government website describes several safe ways to celebrate Halloween this year, including:-… Continue reading Halloween in Quarantine: 10 Spooky But Safe Activities

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One-Bowl Perfect Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Fall is upon us! And you know what that means – pumpkin spice season! I’ve grown up with my mom’s classic pumpkin pie recipe – homemade crust, pumpkin filling, topped with delicious whipped cream. And I don’t mean a dollop on each slice. She literally covers every inch of the surface area with sweet, whipped… Continue reading One-Bowl Perfect Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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My top 5 reasons for #socialdistancing

A special delivery for some very special people! Both of my parents are in the higher risk categories: 👉My mom is a breast cancer survivor 👉My dad has had a quadruple heart bypass, has type 2 diabetes, suffers from stenosis and heart failure My parents have been self quarantined since this all kicked off last… Continue reading My top 5 reasons for #socialdistancing

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The Instant Pot: How to Use It and Why It’s Worth All The Hype

PLEASE NOTE: This is a post sponsored by the Mabelhood I was browsing the aisles of a store pre-Black Friday when I spotted the mountain of Instant Pots on sale. Taking full advantage of my rare ‘kid-free’ time, I wandered over to investigate further. A long-time skeptic of food trends and fad diets, I cautiously… Continue reading The Instant Pot: How to Use It and Why It’s Worth All The Hype

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The One-Pan Meal: Simplify Weeknights With This Easy Chicken & Veg Recipe

PLEASE NOTE: This is a sponsored post by the Mabelhood. Foil packet dinners are a busy mom’s best friend. Between swimming lessons, dance classes, homework, laundry, soccer practice and ukulele lessons, I often find little to no time for meal prep, let alone meal planning. Then I was introduced to the one-pan meal culture; more… Continue reading The One-Pan Meal: Simplify Weeknights With This Easy Chicken & Veg Recipe

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Inquiry Based Learning vs. Problem Based Learning

How can learning through projects (an approach similar, but not the exact same as inquiry-based learning) make students with special needs feel like they are included in your class? As a secondary science teacher, I have used problem based learning (PBL) in addition to inquiry-based learning (IBL) on a regular basis. I consider PBL ’learning… Continue reading Inquiry Based Learning vs. Problem Based Learning

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My Learning Journal – Spec Ed Part 1

ENTRY 1 – Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 This is my first entry into my Learning Journal for the Special Education – Part 1 Additional Qualification course that I am taking online via Queen’s University. Yahoo! Here, I have been asked to look forward at the final task and choose between two options for the culminating… Continue reading My Learning Journal – Spec Ed Part 1