The Jig is Up

I wasn’t very far into the first year of my career. I was teaching chemistry and physics in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. One day, one of my students was absent. Jokingly, I said to the class, “I hope he isn’t playing hookey.” One of my students asked, “Hookey? What do you mean by that?” “Hookey, you… Continue reading The Jig is Up

Right Place – Wrong Space

Right Place – Wrong Space My first teaching job was in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. It was a school of 800 students, grades 10-12. I was teaching chemistry and physics. Exams were held in the gym and students were given 3 hours to complete them. Subjects were row specific, and a course like Chemistry 11 might… Continue reading Right Place – Wrong Space

Downhill from Here

Downhill From Here I first started teaching in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. We bought a house in Pasadena which was a twenty minute drive from work. Everyday I had the pleasure of driving along the Humber River to get to school. It was the most scenic of drives. The route took me past the Marble Mountain… Continue reading Downhill from Here