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Courtney Langton

Courtney is an aspiring high school teacher. Her teachables are History and English, but she's happy to teach anything that doesn't involve numbers or formulas. Her particular interest is in promoting gender equity and anti-oppression both in and outside the classroom. She writes a detailed To-Do list every morning, and enjoys nothing more than a good book and a plate of bacon on a rainy Saturday.

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan's primary interest is moral education. His teachable subjects are English and Music. He encourages critical thinking and hopes to teach his students to recognize, and strive for, what is truly important to them without forgetting to be compassionate, tolerant, and open-minded along the way. He likes making analogies and his favourite is one that compares life to jumping on a trampoline.

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Launch and Intro
Monday, June 15, 2009

We figured now is a good a time as any other to officially start posting! But first, some introduction. See, Courtney approached me with a suggestion, back in May, about creating a teaching blog where we could... well, basically post about our experiences in our B.Ed program at Queen's and express our viewpoints on a variety of topics that pertain to our (future) profession. We've been discussing these topics/issues since we both started teaching way back in first year but our ideas/conclusions were always scattered across coffee dates, facebook, and other blogs.

Well, we figured that we could share these ideas/experiences with all our readers (all 1 of you, though we hope to at least triple that number soon) so that's why we're here at http://class-dismissed.blogspot.com <-- not to be confused with http://classdismissed.blogspot.com. This is important. Note the hyphen between "class" and "dismissed". Although logic dictates that if you are reading this, you've probably got the correct url, we just thought we'd point that out in case you forgot the hyphen one day and wondered why you were suddenly looking at dissertations on junk food and f-bomb counting during the year of 2005.

We will make our very best attempt to post at least twice a week on this blog. And we will make our very best attempt to be interesting, stimulating, and open-minded about everything we read - this includes comments! In other words, we will try our very best to be our very best, not only for the sake of professional development, but for the sake of all the future students we will hopefully have the privilege of teaching someday. So we hope that this blog will properly convey all the ideals we will try to hold onto as we navigate our way through our final year in our Concurrent Education program and into our future profession as teachers. And we hope you'll stick around to share the ride with us.

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