Something about Leamington


There’s lots about Leamington that makes it one of my favourite places. 

And yet, it makes my satellite radio and GPS go wonky.

I love the town’s unique features.  Down to the dock, on the beach, out to the tip of Point Pelee, and one of my favourite gift shops is on the way to Point Pelee National Park.  You can always count on picking up a cardinal knick-knack for a gift.  There’s even a roundabout for a different driving experience.

But, try to listen to satellite radio and there are all kinds of drop outs.  You expect it when you’re surrounded by large buildings but not while driving elsewhere.  Similarly, it’s the only place where my GPS plots me driving beside the road instead of on it.

There’s just something about Leamington!  It’s one of my favourite places for all of the traditional things and now it’s a favourite because I enjoy solving puzzles!  Help me XM and Mio.

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How to Blog


Blogging is easy. In fact, Blogspot calls it one click publishing and it really is that easy.

To create your first blog and your first blog entry anyway.

The challenge is how to keep it up. That’s the hard part. Why are some blogs bookmarked or RSSed (ARgh! – my apologies English teachers) and others are dismissed? I know what I like and who I follow.

Chris Brogan’s post puts it in perspective.

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/10-blogging-tips/

They never quite cover this in blogging school! It also explains to me why I like some and ignore others.

It also explains why I’m the poster child for #6 in my own blog.

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Embarrassment to Improve School?


From this morning’s Toronto Sun comes this story.

http://www.torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2008/04/27/5401181-sun.html

In an educational world where schools receive ranking, there will always be a first, and there will be the others. The unfortunate thing is that when statistics and ranking are involved, there will be someone who is at the bottom of the list.

Ever the optimist, I can’t believe that an entire school population wakes up in the morning and wonders “How can we mess up today?”

I think that it’s a credit to the students, staff, and school community that they are taking exception to the results from the Frasier Institute and doing something about it.

It’s also not all about the academics. It’s great to see that the school now fields a football team. It’s the entire picture and offering that makes a school a community.

Kudos to the students and staff as they take on the challenge.

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Pictures from ECO Schools


As promised, here are some pictures from the ECO Schools presentation.

Mr. RRRbit talks about greening and the project. (and the swamp)

Watching the Video

Watching the Video

The group is focused on juice boxes in the garbage.

The group is focused

Opening Page of the SMART Board Activity

We have BIG plans

Mr. RRRbit’s stage

The ECO Hall of Fame

Presentation in progress