"Yes, Sheila, that's really great! There is a need to spread the message as broadly as possible. However, the message also needs to be sent to those directly involved with designing educational curricula. I imagine that's…"
"Your family has the most possible choice for schools and learning French. If a kid is Francophone and Catholic, he/she can go to any of the 4 school boards (French Catholic, French public, English Catholic, English public). Francophone is defined…"
16 hours ago
Laura Beaune is now a member of People for Education Online Community
"School councils can only be as effective as they know how. When principals and chairs do not provide the leadership needed, most councils will be minimized to just doing menial tasks. As a new member of a council, I was not aware of the regulation…"
"When I first went to register my daughter in French Immersion 15 years ago, my Uncle, a veteran teacher with the Simcoe Board asked me, "Has she tested as gifted or is being assessed for gifted?" Apparently in that Board, back then,…"
"I simply can't believe that with all the students requiring IEP's that thee TDSB and the teachers don't figure out that they need to differentiate both the curriculum and assessment methods for a wide variety of learning differences…"
"With all due respect, the issues with French Immersion being 'too popular' are the negative side effects for those NOT in it and the two-tier system it has created in our public education system that is to serve all. The families in…"
"My children currently attend a francophone Catholic school in which students are fully immersed in french for the entire school day until grade 6. I lucked out in that my husband is francophone born and raised in Montreal and I have been able to…"
"This is a fantastic initiative and one that I would be excited to participate in. Thank you for opening up this discussion and encouraging input from parents, teachers and community members. The recent results from the OECD assessment is indicative…"
"Oh right, I said I would come back to this :)
I am sure there are some changes that could be made to reg 612, but who will be willing to lead this? We often hear that school councils are off track, but I am not sure their roles have…"