31 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

How do Primary Year Programme (PYP) teachers get their students engaged?

How do teachers set the scene for exploration and inquiry? Do all children come to school curious? The answers to these questions motivate all teachers as they design their units of inquiry. The International Baccalaureate programme puts heavy emphasis on the gift of the human imagination, especially in our young children. Teachers open all units …

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23 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

IB Preschool at St. Cecelia School

When do children actually begin to understand the world in which they live? When do they begin to understand that asking questions and thinking about different ways to approach learning is a good thing? When do children begin to develop the skills and confidence to think on their own and then share their thinking with …

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9 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Public vs. Private School: What is best for your family?

One of the most important issues for parents has always been making sure their children get the best education possible. Whether that means sending them to public or private school has long been the debate in living rooms and on playgrounds alike. Where we choose to send our kids to school is a loaded topic …

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1 Aug · Maryanne Del Monte · No Comments

Taking the Stress Out of the Back to School Transition

As summer winds down and the new school year approaches, it can be easy to get stressed out. Back to school preparation can be hectic and stressful with school supplies to purchase, schedules to coordinate, and getting back into home routines like school night bedtimes. Below are fourt tips to help you keep your cool during …

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