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Lies we tell ourselves: the Real History of Education

Countless articles such as this one are rampant, and their claims are nearly farcical in nature. Beginning with how difficult it is to teach these days because “there are so many tests and the kids can’t just have fun and do what they want all day” the article gives several proofs. The most interesting (to anyone with an interest in history) of these is the borderline hilarious claim: “Today’s…

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Have you entered our Social Giveaway yet? It’s so easy to win! Just invite your friends and the prize could be yours.

Have you entered our Social…

Have you entered our Social Giveaway yet? It’s so easy to win! Just invite your friends and the prize could be yours.

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The Challenge: to love those words

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…

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Understanding Brain Development (even a little bit)

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…

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Fun and Games in the Classroom

Fun and Games in the Classroom

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…

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Why it’s good that they hate you.

An article by Taraj Juvonen, written in Finland, has brought many issues faced by people forced to leave home at an early age to the fore.

Why it’s good that they hate you.

An article by Taraj Juvonen, written in Finland, has brought many issues faced by people forced to leave home at an early age to the fore.

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….

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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:

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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).