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Plus d’infos sur Immersion Français (More about French Immersion)

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In 2008, an editorial in the Vancouver Sun[17][18]criticized French immersion programs for having become a way for higher socioeconomic groups to obtain a publicly funded elite track education. Since lower socioeconomic groups and children with learning and behavioral problems have lower rates of participation in French immersion, a situation has developed in which ambitious families might prefer…

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“It’s easier to train an educated person than it is to educate a trained person.”

the Boy Genuis.

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“Programme d’immersion en français, c’est me frottement erroné” (French Immersion – it’s rubbing me wrong)

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I am feeling troubled today, and – more than ever – I’d like the comments, perspective, and feedback of my precious readers.  So, if you’ve got a thought on this issue, please share!

Yup.  It’s back – the whole “Is a primary school education en français right for my child” thing.

First up, a little history here:  As I’ve alluded to before, I spent my own childhood moving from place to place in…

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Happiness, it’s just a click away…

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Okay, okay – so I STILL haven’t gotten fully back to my writing schedule. I would like to take a moment to place the blame for this where it is really and truly deserved:  the fault for this rests squarely on the shoulders of…  MY NEW CAMERA.

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My new camera.

The day before our whole family skeedaddled to Toronto for a little March break madness, I tippy-toed out (leaving Boo and Lou with a – gasp!

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The Dream (a poem)

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Sometimes something speaks that the others can't hear
Sometimes a soft music plays in my ear
Sometimes in a crowd yet I still feel alone
This feeling goes with me wherever I roam

Sometimes I could fly yet I sometimes get down
My head's in the sky and my feet on the ground
Sometimes, something's just aren't as they seem
Sometimes I believe that it's really... a dream

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A Great Man Once Said…

2001

The person who did this was scribbling.

- Booba’s review of the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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My Emergent Reader, Part II: “Two Minutes a Year”

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So you’ve got your Kindergartener as far as the dining room table.  You’ve got out the books and sharpened some pencils.  You’re ready to do some work.  And so you begin.

Once we DOget our children to begin, how much “homework time” should we push for?  We know our children need to be guided not only to get to the table but will also need to be supervised so they stay there for a while.  But for…

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My Emergent Reader, Lesson 1: “Pessimists DO Stuff”

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[A footnote:  I originally wrote this post as I was invited to become a contributing blogger on the Scholar’s Choice website.  I promptly submitted this, bearing in mind my personal resolution to be “show -y, not tell-y”, giving the story of my own experience instead of a written list of glib instructions.  I haven’t heard from them since and don’t know whether I will or not, so - for your…

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Lou on the Loo

Another hidden perk of staying home in my jammies for two weeks of February!  Although lousy for…

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"And how are we today, dear?"

“Don’t do it faster than you can.”  Someone once told me Ernest Hemingway said that.  Turns out…

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