Going back to school, for some children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in Africa, will depend on bricks (to be made there) available for purchase here in B.C. Shiloh Place Orphanage needs to build two classrooms on their site this fall. Founder Chantal Kasongo (Coquitlam) hopes that local families will think of
Back to School
It’s increasingly common to find classrooms filled with the blue hue of computer and tablet screens. Early education or postgraduate work, there’s a shift towards technology-driven, or at least technology-aided, schooling. Students that learn to use technology to stay organized, conduct in-depth research and collaborate with peers can also use these skills in college and
How to make our schools more inclusive Back-to-school season is upon us, again. Those of us who thrived in (or at least survived) our own educational experiences tend to wax nostalgic at this time of year. Whether you are a student, parent or a teacher, this time of year evokes feelings of excitement, hopefulness, anticipation,
Could a mid- to late-career return to college make sense for you? It’s essential to evaluate whether this is a financially risky move. In recent years, older Americans have been heading back to school part-time and during evenings in greater numbers than students of typical college age. According to the National Center for Education Statistics,
Back-to-school spending isn’t just about clothes and markers anymore. In 2014, Forbes reported that Accenture estimated (http://newsroom.accenture.com/images/20020/Graphic.pdf) that nearly half of respondents reported they would spend $500 or more on back-to-school expenses, including not only clothes and desk supplies, but electronics as well. Yet there’s one more aspect of back-to-school spending that’s growing and can
By Jason Alderman : Parents, if this is your first time at the back-to-school rodeo, let me share a few lessons my wife and I have learned the hard way. Chances are you’ll be spending the next few weeks filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, taking the dreaded shopping
School can be a big scary place for kids of any age. But when you look for the signs and notice them, you can be a big help in your child’s transition back in September
Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.
Plan ahead and be alert. Driving routes with less traffic in the summer may now face congestion, so give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Take your time and don’t rush especially through intersections. Look for children especially near or around crosswalks and intersections.