In the quest to teach the three Rs, are we missing out on compassion? How B.C. schools are taking the lead on mindful classrooms.
Move over hockey and dance. Today’s kids have loads of unique and fun ways to keep their bodies and minds active.
This is probably the best time of year to take a moment and reflect on where our kids are at in terms of their education. Post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas craziness… at this point the kids have had ample time to settle into to school routine, get to know their teachers, and re-learn a few things they may have forgotten over the summer. (e.g. ALL THE MATH.)
Reading skills are great, but let’s not forget about the benefits of writing.
Can a teacher have a lasting impact on the life of a student?
When my children were babies, I felt sure that I could never let them out of my sight. As they grew into toddlers, I became anxious about sending them to school. For a time I gave serious consideration to homeschooling them. At first I couldn’t understand why I was so hesitant to send them to school. It was irrational.
Teachers are a HUGE part of a child’s development. For myself, I’ve had many teachers over the years that have helped shaped me into the person I am today.
According to the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC), “Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence in one or more domains.”
Establish a productive relationship with your child’s teacher from day one.