Bridging the Generation Gap

RVS Teacher, Prince of Peace - I teach 23 wonderful Grade 1 students at Prince of Peace Lutheran School. Next door to the school is the Prince of Peace Manor, which is a senior care facility. One day, I ran into my former substitute teacher Jacqueline, who is now...

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To SWIPE or not to SWIPE?

Director of Transportation - That is indeed the question that has been asked, again and again in many different ways, of our transportation staff. Why do our children have to SWIPE their bus pass? It is something else to remember along with lunches, jackets and...

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Confessions of a Former Coding Teacher

Superintendent of Schools - My major in my B.Ed is in computer science. When I went to university in the late '80s, I was the only new teacher (for about three years) graduating from from the College of Education that had a computer science major. At that time,...

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Why are we learning this?

Numeracy Specialist - I am often asked, "What is the difference between mathematics and numeracy?” Although the difference is subtle, it is important to consider. For me, mathematics is the discrete abstract science of number, quantity and space. Numeracy, however, is...

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A Glimpse of the Future

Director of Human Resources - For those of us who haven’t spent much time on university campuses recently, the landscape has truly changed. Spending a few hours at the Werklund School of Education’s (University of Calgary) Interdisciplinary Learning Showcase last week...

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