Let’s Play

I feel like I have some unfinished business. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the amount of time allotted for children to play in elementary schools and how important it is for parents and educators to ensure ample play time is built into a child’s day.

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Taking the Plunge

At the start of the 2016, I reflected on our accomplishments throughout 2015 and shared my thoughts in a blog post.

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Teachers Make a Difference

Today is World Teachers’ Day. In 1994, October 5th was proclaimed World Teachers’ Day, a day to recognize and honour teachers for the contributions they make in classrooms every day.

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Creating A Thinking School

As we launch a new school year, it is my hope that it is one full of joyful learning. The West Bay staff enthusiastically looks forward to welcoming students back to school.

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Educational Transformations

Over the last several years, there have been significant changes to both the BC Curriculum and the BC Ministry’s requirements for how schools and districts report student achievement.  

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Just Breathe

Self-regulation continues to be one of West Vancouver Schools’ three pillars, together with Inquiry and Digital Access.  Each of these areas has a tremendous impact on student learning and as such,

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The Big Dance

It’s that time of year when March Madness seems to dominant conversations at the water cooler. College teams compete all season to be invited to the ‘Big Dance’,

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Design Thinking and Making

I remember certain aspects of my first year at high school, but what I often reflect upon are my experiences in Home Economics 8.

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My One Word for 2017

I have been wrestling with my ‘one word’ for 2017 and given it is now mid-January, I figured it was time to be decisive.

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A Window into Culture

Although learning French throughout high school was enjoyable, it required hard work. I liked conjugating verbs and analyzing how the structure of sentences varied from English and I recall spending a great deal of time memorizing.

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