Recently, I was watching a news broadcast that sung the praises of holistic medicine for the stress of parenting. Certain vitamins, the article said, can give you a boost in your stress-filled day. It went on to list a series of tasks which were mundane compared to the headline: getting the kids up, dressed, and off to school with everything they need. I began to wonder, what aspect of learning…
I’ve heard it said that children are little sponges who just soak up any information you give them. While this may be true, it is a bit of an over-simplification. The adult human brain consists of two hemispheres, each with four lobes. Each lobe has one or more special purposes and between the lobes, electrical impulses travel like thought-lightning, constantly stimulating our minds, even when…
Humor is important in the classroom, particularly for a generation of young people who have grown accustomed to a fast-paced home environment. Once considered the height of short-format programming, television shows have been replaced with two-minute youtube videos that don’t even require a full half hour of consideration on the part of the viewer.
This video shows how we use humor in our…
All over North America, chalkboard brushes are being dusted off, smartboards are being fired up, and students as well as teachers of every size, shape, and feature are yanking themselves out of bed with gusto (or at least some semblance of it). And we look gorgeous: our hair is cut, our books are new, our washrooms are cleaner than the glasses at a five-star restaurant. Students, big and small, are lining up at the doors to our halls of education because….because…..
they have to.
Parents, big and small, are lining up to drop their young charges off in these wonderful halls of education because…well….
It has been a very long summer.
As we recall our summer and get ready for the year ahead, we’re trying to keep a few things in mind to create the best school year since…last year!
The celebration of a New Year happens at different times in different places, but in the world of the educator the new year begins tomorrow. So, since we’re short on blogging time and long on preparations, we’d like to leave this message for all of our parents, students, and blog followers:
And remember our school motto: Audentes Fortuna Iuvat. Fortune favors the bold!Welcome Back All over North America, chalkboard brushes are being dusted off, smartboards are being fired up, and students as well as teachers of every size, shape, and feature are yanking themselves out of bed with gusto (or at least some semblance of it).