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Sharing my Embroidery Learning Progress through a Virtual In-Depth Night

Welcome to my virtual in-depth presentation! My name is Grace Zhang, and I am a grade 10 TALONS student. Over the past few months, I have been learning the art and technical skills of embroidery. I’m very excited to have… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on My In-Depth Experience Thus Far

According to de Bono in his book How to Have a Beautiful Mind, “Concepts are the parents of practical ideas” (107). They “capture the main ‘essence’ but may not cover all aspects” (118). When defining concepts, it is generally most… Continue Reading →

Learning to Hold Beautiful Conversations

“If you want to be interesting, be interested.” – David Ogilvy   In my in-depth journey this year, I have been emphasizing and focusing on my mentorship by learning to develop a beautiful mind. According to de Bono’s book, “being… Continue Reading →

The First of Many Stitches

There is a saying my mentor shared with me that one is not a true embroiderer until they have bled on their work and made it their own. There is something about these handsewn imperfections that make the result more… Continue Reading →

Not Quite the End of my Small Business

“From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder Although there is little prospect of returning to our regular lifestyles, the presence of bright sunshine and the chirping of various birds brought by Spring certainly leaves me feeling hopeful… Continue Reading →

Short Stories Mind Map: Soaring

In the first semester, I demonstrated my learning and understanding of literature by creating a mind map that shows my comprehension of the short story Soaring by Tim Waggoner. In this project, I analyzed key components of a story,  such… Continue Reading →

Eminent: Beatrix Potter

In order to bring light to influential figures who positively impacted our world, we were tasked with highlighting their accomplishments through a blog post, speech, learning center, and annotated bibliography. From October 11 to November 25, we conducted research from… Continue Reading →

The Role of Mentorship in My Journey

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey   In the past few weeks, my personal aspirations for in-depth have prompted me to allocate more and more time into making progress on… Continue Reading →

The Start of My First Small Business

“[Small businesses are] the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.” – Bill Rancic   Ever since I attended In-Depth Night last year, as a grade eight beginning… Continue Reading →

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