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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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May 16, 2016

Calm Down! The Importance of Emotional Self-Regulation

Posted by Judy Duncan

I was one of the 31.2 million viewers watching the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on January 9th, 2016 in the AFC Wildcard Game. I am fairly certain that most viewers thought the Bengals had the game in hand with less than two minutes to play. However, as is often the case in sport, the unexpected happened. Consecutive 15-yard penalties on the Bengals put the Steelers in field goal position and Pittsburgh kicker had no problem kicking through the uprights for the victory. In a matter of seconds, the Steelers advanced to the next round of playoffs and the Bengals were suddenly on vacation.

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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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