Monthly Archives: October 2013

What is the IB Program?

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IB, short for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, is a 2-year program of study for academically-oriented high school students. It is a rigorous program offered to students entering grades 11 and 12 who are seeking a challenge. The curriculum introduces a higher level of thinking and is designed to prepare these students for university. The IB Program is known mostly for its internationally recognized standards, which allow students to travel abroad and attend schools all around the world, after graduating from high school.
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The Best Elementary Schools in the Toronto District School Board

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The Best Elementary Schools in the Toronto District School Board

Every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their education. For this reason, when it comes time to buying a new home, most parents look at what is available within the district boundaries of the best elementary schools. But which elementary schools are the best? Below is a comparison chart for the top five ranking elementary schools within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), according to the most recent Fraser Reports (2011-2012).
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Are Electronics in the Classroom Improving or Hindering Learning?

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Are Electronics in the Classroom Improving or Hindering Learning?

There’s a growing trend among the best schools in Toronto: previously tabooed electronic devices are making their way into the classroom. School boards are slowly introducing the use of cell phones, tablets and laptops, by both teachers and students. This year, the Peel District School Board and Upper Canada District School Board are implementing a ‘bring your own device’ policy, which encourages students to bring their electronic devices for academic use in class. However, some educators are still not convinced. In fact, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario maintains its stance on keeping mobile devices off and out of sight. So, what’s the right answer? Are electronics improving or hindering our students’ ability to learn?
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