Professional Development, Leadership, and Child Mental Health

early childhood a minute with mme amy at Calgary French & International schooThis has been a week full of professional learning for me, as well as for our ECE team! Having this time to learn together always reminds me of how blessed I am to work among such dedicated educators.

Future teachers, the penguin dance, and life skills

Calgary French & International School a minute with Mme. Amy MurrayI spent this morning speaking to a group of Education students at the University of Calgary, about the field of early childhood education, and the importance of play in young children’s classrooms. Starting my day with a group of such keen, motivated, and genuinely interested future teachers was a wonderful reminder of how lucky I am to do work I love so much.

The view from the first floor (highlights from my week)

Calgary French & International School celebrates Spirit DayWednesday was “Animal Day” for all elementary students, and they came to school dressed accordingly! It was such a treat to see the creativity that went into the children’s outfits, and they were so proud to explain their facepaint, costumes, masks, and accessories.

Concerts, mittens and kids' holiday stress

Calgary French & International School Winter Concert 2017Altogether, I have attended 9 winter concerts this week, performed by students in preschool to Grade 6.

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