Archive by author: Ron JohnsonReturn

I am an Honours Graduate (with distinction) of the University of Guelph with major areas of study being English & Psychology.

Other Credentials and Related Achievements:
  • Certificate - Teachers Teaching Online MOOC
  • Past treasurer of G.R.A.C.E. (Guelph Regional Association for Continuing Education)
  • Developed and delivered EFL (ESL) program for scientists and technicians at Agri-Food/ Agriculture Canada
  • Tutor since 1996 - individualized programs for students with a wide variety of needs
  • Experienced in working with A+ students as well as those who have been identified
         (ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Aspergers, Autism, Down's Syndrome, etc.)
How Can You Change What You Believe Is Not True?
This is not the clearest question in the world.  It could have a lot of meanings.  To answer this question specifically or accurately, I would need more information.   To answer generally, however, I will look at the question from a couple of angles as if I were talking to a student.
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Is It Not Amazing?
I just finished teaching a series of essay writing lessons to an adult student from Japan, although she was in Australia at the time; and, of course, I am in Canada.
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Remembering the One-Room School
Not my school which was SS#12 Proton.  This is the closest resemblance I could find.  It is SS#10 in Ceylon - a nearby community at the time. Yes, I am THAT old! 
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Wake Up Sleepy Head!
Wake up and enjoy the summer. No really – wake up. Ha ha, I guess you are awake if you are reading this. (Nice pajamas by the way.)
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Easy Peasy Thesis Writing
If you have ever been asked to write an essay, you will have heard of a thesis, but you might still have questions or reservations about writing a strong thesis. What is a thesis in an essay?
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Summer Vacation Time
What a perfect time to fall in love with learning – to make friends with your brain! One you do, the benefits will roll in like waves on a beach.  Do I hear screaming? “Not summer school!”  “Not classrooms!” “Ahhhh!”
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Proofreading and Editing So You Shine
Last week a young man was worrying about his writing – particularly his finished product. “I work so hard on my plan. I do lot of research, and my teacher is always impressed when I show her my rough work. So, why do I get such a low mark when I hand it in?”
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Knowing Versus Thinking
Recently one of my students brought an interesting article he was using for one of his assignments. The article discusses knowing and thinking.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 13
"A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read." ~ Mark Twain
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It is Time!
Yes, we have entered June, and we have even had a few warm days -along with many rainy ones.
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