Tag: learning

A Letter to my daughter

Dear Baby Girl: I want to talk to you about high school. Just so you know, it isn't about learning stuff. It isn't about getting good grades or how many friends you have. It's not about remembering a locker combination. School is about learning to deal with the ups and downs of life, with disappointment, with heartache. It's about learning to cope when everything sucks and you can't find an ounce of motivation to write one more useless essay on a subject you don't care about and will never use. It's about learning not to give all your time to the…

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I Code You Not!

Learning to Code on the Colourful Queen Street West Recently I enjoyed a day of coding downtown in my old Toronto haunt Queen Street West. I updated some JavaScripting and jQuerying skills with a wonderful group of people at Ladies Learning Code. The day long course was held at the Learning Labs hub and it was very stimulating to take a course led by an actual Front End Web Developer - Nat Cooper. Tucked in between overflowing textile treasure chests, the classes also have mentors who function as assistants to move things along if you get stuck - while not slowing the…

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