What went particularly well during your mentoring sessions? I think that Claire and I clicked well and had good open communication. It felt a little awkward at first however, after a little while it started to feel more casual. When we started talking about song inspiration (around 20 minutes into the mentor session) the conversation […]

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What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far?  Why? One of the challenges that I have faced in my mentor sessions, like I said in my previous blog post, is that songwriting is an extremely personal thing. Claire can give me small suggestions about my song, tips on things I can improve/expand/shrink, explain […]

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Song writing is like… being possessed. You try to go to sleep but the song won’t let you. – John Lennon This year for my In-Depth project, my mentor is Claire Lundin a graduated Gleneagle Student. She has performed original songs at many Gleneagle events that I have attended, and each time she never fails […]

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In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the Nurse is a comical character who adds liveliness to the story. She is enjoyable to read about and her caring personality towards Juliet is nothing short of heart warming. The Nurse is outgoing, jovial, fun loving, and ultimately a caring mother figure for Juliet. These qualities are what possibly make […]

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“Based on our readings so far, do you agree or disagree that Romeo and Juliet’s relationship is one of “‘infatuated children’ engaging in ‘puppy love’”? To answer this question, I might have to try and answer the age old question: what is love? Now the dictionary definition is, “a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend” (Dictionary.com). However, I think that love shouldn’t […]

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Its that time of year again! We are a week into In Depth and I’m pretty excited to see where this year’s In Depth project will take me! For my In Depth project, I have chosen to do songwriting. My In Depth topic this year was easier to decide on than last years, partially because I’ve already […]

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My inquiry question: To what extent does the process of free writing affect the quality of finished writing pieces? After having completed half of my story, I realized that the free writing process makes the story writing process easier to begin with, because when I start out writing a story I tend to have no […]

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So far in my zip project I have quite a bit of work to do to be caught up to where I was planning to be over the winter break. I wanted to be on the stage of practicing my zip presentation however I am still working on writing my short story and making my […]

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I learned so many valuable concepts from John Maxwells, “How to be a 360 Degree Leader”, the one that I want to focus on for next semester in particular is expanding my circle. Although I probably don’t come across as a shy person, and generally I don’t think I am, but I may step back […]

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For my document of learning this week I am going to post one of my unedited free writes that I did during Friday’s work block. The prompt I made for myself is, “create two story characters that sit in front/behind each other in the classroom.” This free write was for 15 minutes and I think […]

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