"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…"
Welcome to this community. I hope you find lots of people to talk to and lots of information. Next week, it will all start revving up again as kids head back to school.
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Trudy Richards is now a member of People for Education Online Community
"I'm actually in Kingston but have 2 girls.. there's a great leraning consultant here at "Curious Life consulting". She sat down with my eldest this past spring because of reading difficulties.. not so much literacy problems as…"
"The four provincial organizations representing school board trustees have developed a great website for the upcoming election. If you are looking for information about what a trustee does, how to run for a trustee position, how and where to vote,…"
Just wondering everyone's thoughts on what I believe is the dirty little secret to all day kindergarten. After looking in every area possible there is no place that states that not all classes will have both an ECE and Teacher. In fact many classrooms are packed with 30 students while the next room has 14 to avoid paying the additional ECE. How is this equity for all students.From the Ministry website it statesTeachers and early childhood educators (ECEs) are working together to help young…See More
Many parents spend countless hours at our schools volunteering with a wide variety of activities in and around the child's school. We have seen and answered questions on surveys but are parents feeling welcomed in schools? Do parents feel like they are partners in education? Are there inconsistencies in welcoming environments from school to school? Is the mandate from the Ministry of Education really being followed when it comes parent engagement/involvement? Do schools do this because…See More
"I know that there has been concern among parents about class sizes in the JK/SK grades, but this is the first I have heard of configuring classes this way. I hope others will share here if they have had the same experience."