Principal’s Blog

What can you do as a parent to boost your child’s brain power?

Posted September 8, 2019

…the short answer is to talk with them.

What is the difference between talking to your child and talking with them?

Below is a link to a study that shows engaging your child in conversation will boost their brainpower. Traditionally, we can struggle with asking our children “How was school today?” or “What did you learn …

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You Matter

Posted January 26, 2019

One of the best things about having the privilege of being Principal of an Elementary School, is that I am continually surprised by students. The other day, for instance, I was spending some time in a grade 2/3 class and got my inspiration for this blog.

The teacher was telling me …

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Increase the Kindness Week(Anti – Bullying Week)!

Posted November 17, 2018

As we all continue to build our school community, we strive to be the best we can be by always putting forth our best effort towards excellence.  I can honestly say I am very proud of all of your children and the staff here at Taylor Evans PS.

The week …

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Critical Thinking, Argument and Seeking to Understand

Posted November 4, 2018

Along with my Saturday morning coffee, I often sit and go through my twitter feed as a leisurely way to make myself think differently (I do tell teaching staff that I see one of my main jobs as a leader is to make them think differently or reflectively) and add to my …

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Follow up to blog “Thank you and #getoutside”

Posted October 14, 2018

This is a follow up to my Blog “Thanks and #getoutside” inspired by the article below that was sent to me by a teacher.

Just a short thought really, with the purpose of providing more information on the importance of children spending time in Nature (one of my more important beliefs) …

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Thanks and #getoutside

Posted October 8, 2018

It has been another great Thanksgiving weekend to reflect on those things for which we are grateful.  Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go for a walk with my partner and Murphy, our dog. This morning I motivated myself to go for a short run along the Speed River with Murphy (trot …

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June 15th

Posted June 15, 2018

In grade 7, students wrote some “rants”, borrowing the style from Rick Mercer (http://www.cbc.ca/mercerreport/). This is one of the ways by which teachers make learning authentic! This student’s rant was excellent in that it has great voice and it captures some good ideas regarding some popular themes in education and society in general. It …

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