Children: The Heart of the Matter

Our city is hosting the Children: The Heart of the Matter conference this weekend.  Last night was the Keynote address by Dr. Gordon Neufeld.  Dr. Neufeld is a developmental psychologist with 40 years of experience with children and youth and their care-givers.  He has presented his ideas extensively around the world and has written aContinue reading “Children: The Heart of the Matter”

Be Present

Be Present (and so will they) (My version of “Build it and They Will Come”) There is a little boy in our school who is a runner and a hider.  He runs away from his Grade 1 class regularly.  He leaves the classroom when something is wrong: usually when he has been disciplined.   We, atContinue reading “Be Present”

Making Sense of Children

Some of our staff went to a Professional Development workshop today entitled, “Making Sense of Children: How educators can help support students to realize their full potential“.  During this presentation, Colleen Drobot presented us with the material of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. This is the first of a series of presentations Colleen will make to aContinue reading “Making Sense of Children”