May 8, 2015

Can you talk to my child about…?

By | 2015-05-08T08:58:40+00:00 May 8, 2015|Elementary, Parenting, Relationships|

I remember the day that my children made a switch in their “educational” thinking. For them, it happened in kindergarten, but I know it can happen at any time during those first few years of school. Up until that point in their lives, everything Mom said was right. Mom knew the facts. Mom knew the [...]

May 4, 2015

I Guess We’re Going to ACRES

By | 2015-05-04T09:08:44+00:00 May 4, 2015|Admin Staff, Relationships|

When I was a kid, I remember vividly the excitement that our family experienced when our parents told us that we were going to “go out” for supper. It was a big event! My siblings and I would all get excited about what the restaurant possibilities were.Survey says...We would start to throw out the usual [...]

Apr 30, 2015

Learning to Speak the Language of Boy

By | 2015-04-30T09:07:06+00:00 April 30, 2015|Elementary, Parenting, Relationships|

How is it that boys get immeasurable pleasure out of beating the living daylights out of each other? Not every boy has a brother, but even amongst their friends, I notice that guys give a punch to the shoulder as they say hello or as the boys leave the classroom, they are tussling and manhandling [...]

Apr 13, 2015

Friends Without Borders

By | 2015-04-13T08:51:24+00:00 April 13, 2015|Elementary, Relationships, Secondary|

“There is not any language that can stop a friendship. What is worthy is the interest and willingness we all put in it.”     Elimilieth, grade 11 student at Centro de Fe Vida Nueva, Managua, Nicaragua. The words above were written in a card I received from a student, on the day the Nicaragua [...]

Mar 2, 2015

Now It’s Your Turn

By | 2015-03-02T06:57:25+00:00 March 2, 2015|Custom-Fit Education, Elementary, Relationships|

To the educational assistant who shares this classroom with me: I know you've heard me say thank-you to the students in the class, maybe for excellent behaviour or for doing great work, for sharing their thoughts on a topic or helping out a peer, perhaps for all the pictures, cards, paintings, and notes that cover [...]

Feb 13, 2015

If You Give a Middle School Teacher a Minute…

By | 2015-02-13T07:01:54+00:00 February 13, 2015|Middle School, Relationships|

If you give a middle school teacher a minute, She might want to grab a fresh cup of coffee. As she’s heading out to the staff room, A student might beg her to stay and supervise while he microwaves his popcorn. While they are waiting, they’ll get into a conversation about his castle design and [...]

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