French Tree Vocabulary

09/22/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Anne Marie Parent Tree names are very different in English and in French. But there are some similarities. For example, the French word for tree, arbre, comes from the Latin root arbor, which we see used in the term for a tree farm, an […] See more

Food Security an Issue in Québec Schools

09/04/2023 Colin McGregor 0

A study by the Institute for Socioeconomic Research and Information (IRIS) confirms that only 12% of primary school children in the country benefit from a school feeding program, compared to 61% in the average for high-income countries. Meanwhile, more than one in five children in […] See more

Québec’s Alternative Schools (Part II)

08/28/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor A School in the Woods An alternative school in the tiny village of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, 15 kilometres west of Shawinigan, in the miiddle of the forest, is a provincial leader. In 2004, in the tiny village of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, the local school closed its […] See more

Québec’s Alternative Schools (Part I)

08/25/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor A traditional school, with its rows of desks and its rigid discipline, isn’t for everyone. Some students learn better in a freer, less structured environment. By giving students more space and the freedom to learn, an alternative school helps students develop better […] See more

Is the Pen Mightier than the Keyboard?

07/31/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Célie Dugand and Colin McGregor Are we turning society’s youngest members into robots that just type things out at school without ever really making sense of it all? Are we creating a generation of catatonic typists who don’t ever reflect on what they’re told? […] See more

The Death of Handrwiting?

06/16/2023 The Social Eyes 0

By Colin McGregor and Célie Dugand Teaching cursive writing – in attached letters – is no longer fashionable in many school curricula. Older generations are sometimes shocked by the inability of some young people to sign an official document or even read a handwritten note. […] See more