Author Archives: HJ.DeWaard

Thinking about Feedback

“What leads you onWakes you in the nightWhat calls your nameWhen no one else can hear?What follows youThat even you cannot see… Follow that star. There is no one’s life but your own.Seize every fiberEvery feather and forceThat weaves through allSurrounding you.A … Continue reading

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Gone Away but Not Gone Forever

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill I’ve been gone from this blogging space for a while. As I look back over this past year’s posts, I notice a uniquely … Continue reading

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The End of a Conversation

“I think the best thing to take from the experience of losing someone close to us is to begin a life worth living right now. Not putting off for the future right action and virtuous living, but practising them immediately.” Doug … Continue reading

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Elevating Conversations

“Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.” Oscar Wilde I’ve had many conversations over the past several months. Nothing that concentrates on anything in particular. Nothing that stands out as revelational. In the grand scheme, it’s talking, … Continue reading

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Hospitality – my #OneWordONT

Here, for the fifth year, I’ll post my one word for the #OneWordONT activity. Thanks to the dedication of Julie Balen, I’ve taken time each year to reflect and select one word to focus and shape my teaching and learning … Continue reading

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@MozOpenLeaders – Building a Healthier Internet

I didn’t think I was that important. I’m just one small part of one small space in one small corner of the world. I never realized the work I do was helping to build a healthier internet. Those ideals were … Continue reading

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In Consideration of Due Dates

We live with them all the time. We work around them. We anticipate them or get anxious over them. Our lives are filled with due dates. Holidays are due dates. As we approach Christmas, I’m reflecting on the nature of … Continue reading

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Media Literacy Week 2018

The focus for Media Literacy Week is Fake News and Fact Checking For more information about this week, you can find more on the Media Smarts site medialiteracyweek.ca and follow #MediaLitWk on social media. You can also follow the #ONedSsChat hashtag for … Continue reading

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