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​WEST BAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3175 Thompson Place
West Vancouver, BC V7V 3E3
T: (604) 981 1260
F: (604) 981 1261
School:westbay@wvschools.ca
District:info@wvschools.ca​​

In an atmosphere of mutual respect, West Bay inspires, encourages and challenges students to become active, compassionate lifelong learners within their local and global communities.
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Apr 10, 2016

"The Road Less Traveled"

Posted by Judy Duncan

​Youth today must make many key decisions throughout their high school and post-secondary years which impact not only their education journey but their pathway through life. There are amazing opportunities in our world today for our youth to pursue. This abundance of choice is wonderful, yet given the pressures they must feel to find a pathway that leads to a fulfilling life, decision-making must surely be challenging.

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Feb 27, 2016

Thinking About Thinking

Posted by Judy Duncan

Education systems are being transformed to ensure students are prepared for our changing world. As an educator I am immersed in the learning at our school, constantly rethinking how we are supporting our students and preparing them to be successful. What I continually ask myself is, ‘How are we empowering our students and what else could we be doing to equip them for our changing world?' This is an important question and interestingly, I always come back to the notion of ‘metacognition’.

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Feb 07, 2016

Education Frameworks

Posted by Judy Duncan

​Like many students, I learn best when information is organized. When proposals, ideas or concepts are presented using a graphic organizer, my brain has an easier time making sense of it. I can visually see the inter-connectedness of ideas in flowcharts, Venn Diagrams, charts, models and timelines. Remembering and understanding information in order to apply it to other contexts becomes an easier task.

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