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That's the sleeping giant in the background, if you look past the cannon. :-)

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Comment by Jacqui Strachan on November 20, 2012 at 11:34am
Sheila and I hanging out in beautiful Thunder Bay last week. So great to connect F2F!

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Ann J Thompson replied to Alison Morse's discussion 'Special education and parent advocacy'
"Dealing with all the diverse learning differences now present in every classroom will take much more than additional professional development.  We will also have to fit each teacher with a couple of pairs of extra hands and extend TIME somehow.…"
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Ann J Thompson replied to Ann J Thompson's discussion 'No more Reading, Writing, OR Arithmetic?'
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"Nurture Through Nature" (NTN) features a sensory garden section in the school’s larger Early Years Garden..." "Vice-Principal Barbara Sandler said that the garden is very much a whole-school initiative. “Whether together with friends, or individually, this garden is a space to relax, rejuvenate and reflect on how a community can come together and cultivate healthy relationships with one another, one's self and one's environment,” she noted. “The sensory garden engages not only the physical…See More
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No more Reading, Writing, OR Arithmetic?

While lamenting - and writing about - the realization that some school boards in Ontario are now allowing technology to read even LITERACY tests TO struggling students, I recognize the significant negative impact the use of technology is having on The Basic Skills - which most parents assume are being taught. Technology, in these locations, is being used to abrogate the board's mandate to teach reading, writing and arithmetic. Ontario schools no longer provide carefully constructed printing…See More
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