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Posts by Juie Atkinson

Bold and Audacious

Once upon a time, before I became Ms Julie, the admissions and marketing officer at Touchstone Academy, I spent my working hours as an academic historian. My days were filled with thinking, writing and talking about the 17th and 18th century people who left their familiar European towns and villages behind, embarked on arduous journeys,…

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Split with no cracks – flexible learning environments

Children learning with their teacher

“Flexible learning environments” has recently become a hot topic in New Brunswick. Dominic Cardy, Minister of Education, has proposed that instead of age-grade organization, young students should be combined into classes in more flexible ways, to better meet all academic needs and to balance behavioural challenges and learning needs in each group.  Busy parents are…

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