Tag Archive: Engagement

Jan 11

Chris Smeaton

Play is serious learning!

During the month of January, our division hosts elementary grade level meetings. As a superintendent, I always try to attend parts of these meetings. It ¬†allows me to interact with our front-line staff and provides me with a great learning opportunity. Although I typically have something to contribute, I always come away from these meetings …

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May 21

Chris Smeaton

The importance of play!

This past week I visited one of our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms to observe their Science Fair. Imagine that! Four year olds with their parents engaged in neat experiments, laughing and learning through play. When I reflect on the activities I witnessed, two main messages come through loud and clear. The first message is targeted at parents. …

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