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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Beyond Statistics

Although I don’t follow baseball closely, I have to admit this year’s playoffs were exciting. Not only did the Toronto Blue Jays make the final four (how can you not cheer for Canada) but the World Series final between Cleveland and Chicago was a thriller.

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Caring Interveners

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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Stress Detectives

Reading Dr. Stuart Shanker’s latest book, Self-Reg, not only inspired me, but affirmed the work we are doing throughout West Vancouver Schools.  

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Great Year Awaits

The summer holiday serves as a wonderful time to relax, have fun with family and friends, and enjoy the lack of routine (including making lunches).

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It’s Only Elementary School…

I often hear people sharing how the festivities to acknowledge Grade Seven students leaving elementary school are ‘too much’. After all,

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Calm Down! The Importance of Emotional Self-Regulation

I was one of the 31.2 million viewers watching the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on January 9th, 2016 in the AFC Wildcard Game.  

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The Road Less Traveled

Youth today must make many key decisions throughout their high school and post-secondary years which impact not only their education journey but their pathway through life.

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Thinking about Thinking

THINKING ABOUT THINKING
by  Judy Duncan
Education systems are being transformed to ensure students are prepared for our changing world.

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