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As teachers, one of the most challenging aspects in the classroom is giving feedback to our students. Depending on the personality, maturity, learned behaviours and numerous other factors, the feedback can go positively or negatively. And as an instructor, creating a positive exchange is really important. However, despite all my best attempts, this isn’t alwaysContinue reading “Feedback: Giving and Receiving”
If you’re a teacher or student, then you’ve had some exposure to remote learning or the online classroom. Some people have been in and out of in-person classrooms depending on Covid19 cases and the age groups you teach, while others (like me) have have been teaching remotely since March 2020. What a learning curve! NotContinue reading “The Online Classroom: Success Strategies”
Last semester was a dream semester. Every student was in synch with their instructors. They understood us. We understood them and meeting them online for class was an experience I looked forward to. These classes are so few and far between. This semester… the feeling isn’t as strong. The students are wonderful people as areContinue reading “The Blame Element: No One’s Fault But My Own”
Erin likes her life. It’s simple, uncomplicated and comfortable. But all that is about to change with the arrival of her relatives from the Korean side of the family. They speak a language and have customs she doesn’t understand and what’s the big deal with Kimchi? Suddenly it available for every meal including breakfast!
And then there’s this mysterious abandoned property she stumbled onto that calls to her. She can’t stay away and isn’t sure she wants to, particularly when it empowered her with magic that helps her control time. Perhaps, this is exactly what she needs to help her with her relatives and the bullies at school who’ve taken an interest in her.
Breaking Enchantment is a young adult fantasy book. Join Erin on her journey filled with discovery and enchantments as she battles a far greater threat tied to the ancient magic threatening more than her simple, uncomplicated and comfortable life.
“Tell me, why do you wear the cloak?” Ciaran asked.
Tully willed herself to walk away. But she couldn’t stop thinking about his question. She wore the cloak because Mistress had told her to, because she had a disease… Kellan’s didn’t question their elders, after all. Haley certainly questioned things, but Haley was still a child.
Anger flared inside her. Had Mistress Glenna lied to her all these years?
Tully never considered her life―until now―or the story surrounding the barrier―raised to protect Kellans from the savage race of Arelians. But during the annual celebration, a dark creature is seen hovering in the sky and a voice speaks to her mind.
She’s worn a cloak her whole life to protect others from her skin disease. But the cloak fails in a crowded market every story every myth everything she once believed unravels causing her to question everything she’s been told about herself, the Kellan-Arelian conflict, and the barrier.
Now she’s forced to flee with enigmatic Ciaran who intrigues her in ways no Kellan man ever has. But can she trust him when everyone and everything tells her she shouldn’t?
Hidden is a new adult coming of age romantic fantasy for anyone who’s ever felt, ‘everything about me is wrong’. Join Tully who learns that everything she thought was bad was designed with purpose and should be celebrated.