COVID-19: Guinea Pigs And Lemmings

Today, May 11, 2020, marks the day when the province of Quebec tips its toe in the water of school reopening. As numerous newspaper articles have pointed out, the rest of the country is watching to see how things go.  It is important to point out that these reopenings are in what is referred toContinue reading “COVID-19: Guinea Pigs And Lemmings”

COVID-19 Schools and Winter Tires

The government of Quebec has announced that it will reopen Montreal pre-schools and elementary schools on May 19. At the same time, they are still reporting daily statistics of the effects (i.e. cases, deaths, and hospitalizations) of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Education Minister has stated that there are still two or three weeks to comeContinue reading “COVID-19 Schools and Winter Tires”

Report Card Angst

As we angle in on the end of yet another school year I can’t help but be impressed by the approach taken by current educators to ensure that students enjoy the season, even after a long tiring year. My significantly better half, a seasoned teacher herself, tells me of the enjoyable activities and positivity thatContinue reading “Report Card Angst”

Consider teacher turnover rate when choosing a school

Comfortable, fairly treated teachers in well-equipped schools teach well while those poorly treated don’t. It’s Open House season for schools as they try to maintain or, ideally, increase their enrollment for next year. Selecting a school for your child can be a complex endeavor. But there is an important aspect to consider that may notContinue reading “Consider teacher turnover rate when choosing a school”