Archive | June, 2014

Making Dreams Come True

Compulsory academic and career guidance content on its way

Starting this fall, 28 Québec schools will systematically apply the Guidance-Oriented Approach to Learning to raise students’ awareness of their academic and career options. It’s part of the broader effort to lower the dropout rate by making school more relevant. Following this pilot project, the MELS will require all schools to integrate academic and career […]

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Rosemount High School plants seeds of empowerment

GOAL encourages students to explore their environment and discover the resources available to them. Sometimes those resources are staring us in the face—like the old-but-recently-restored greenhouse attached to Rosemount High School that has become a source of student learning, pride and self-discovery.

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Teachers ask students: “Is war a game?”

Most young people know a thing or two about battling the aliens, warlords and assorted bad guys that populate the virtual universe. But what of the real-life conflicts that inhabit their history books? Is war a game? That’s the big question Cycle Three teachers at two Riverside School Board elementary schools asked their classes.

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It takes a dream to feed a village

When four students at Mecatina School started growing hydroponic lettuce and herbs as their entry in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, they joked with teacher Chris Wong about one day supplying the entire Lower North Shore with fresh produce. Just a few months later, they’ve shown how viable that idea could be.

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Talking with kids about money

A national survey of young Canadians aged 17 to 20 commissioned by the B.C. Securities Commission in 2011 revealed that half of respondents were already carrying debt. That is just one statistic underlying the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s decision to launch an annual “Talk with Our Kids About Money Day.”

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