A few days before this conversation Jenn and I (along with our partners and kids and friends) attended an open house for an alternative school in our neighbourhood that we both want our kids to get into. The conversation natural meanders through a variety of topics including school ratings, learning styles, starting a new school, starting a summer school, tracking how kids learn, neuropsychoidiology, strength-based approach to learning...
- Equinox: https://equinoxschool.ca/
- Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) scores: http://www.eqao.com/en
- EQOA results for Toronto District School Board (TDSB): http://www.eqao.com/en/assessments/results
- Diversity in Public Education: Acknowledging Immigrant Parent Knowledge: http://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/viewFile/560/1265
- Kids Celebrating Diversity in Our Schools: http://www.cnmag.ca/kids-celebrating-diversity-in-our-schools/
- Immigrants associated with lower bully rates: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/where-to-find-school-bullies-not-where-you-might-expect/article31930773/
- Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences: http://multipleintelligencesoasis.org/
- Index of Learning Styles: http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSpage.html
- Strength-Based approach to education: http://www.wellingtoncdsb.ca/school/stjohnbosco/publications/strength-based%20classroom%20strategies.pdf
- Neuropsychoidiology: http://www.knowyourbrain.ca/certification/
- Kids from lower SES and adversity given the same opportunities are more innovative - Having trouble find this one that Jenn referred to.
- do you need to see failure?
- How do you learn?
- Have you considered a strength-based approach to learning in your home or life, whether for you or your child?
I realized after that the “Why” that I mentioned I need to learn is because I tend to be a Global thinker, according to the Index of Learning Styles listed above.