"The ECE"s must get the respect they deserve and their needs to be one in every class. I am very concerned with the potential for JK/SK children to start being pre-identified and labelled with potential problems at this age. If…"
"Unfortunately, even the schools are pushing more and more computer and device use as school so "screen time" is likely 10 fold if students go home to an entirely "connected" experience too. Sadly, I think this shift is to…"
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June Dassow is now a member of People for Education Online Community
"While there are a few token schools in the Toronto area experimenting with the balanced year, and when teaching always thought it would be interesting to try (less burnout for teachers as well), I believe that as long as money, business and…"
"My son is entering Grade 3 this year. He will not be writing that disingenuous test.
EQAO has had ZERO interest in math and students since its inception. It does an amazing job at being a metric for watered down mathematics from the…"
"I agree with your account of the summer slide Wendy. I see it in many of our returning students. I can usually pick out the kids who spent virtually all of their time on a computer and/or in front of the television. Try as teachers may, it can…"
"Being a mother who is a teacher as well, I have definitely been quite concerned about this phenomenon known as a 'summer slide' in kids. Even before I had kids of my own, I used to observe the primary school kids whom I taught come back…"
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Trudy Richards is now a member of People for Education Online Community