Guidance

Save the Date for Michael Thompson at CDNIS

by michelemoskowitz on February 13, 2014

March 17 and March 18 Michael Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than 500 schools as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Refer to CDNIS calendar for [...]

Mind Up

by michelemoskowitz on January 28, 2014

Ms. Wilde and I are finishing up a 15 week Mind Up Pilot Program in Grade 2. What is Mind Up ? It is a program implemented in the classrooms that promotes and develops attention to oneself and others. I always say “How is what you are saying and doing effecting yourself and others around [...]

Awesome Action Needs Your Help

by lolitaschmalenberg on January 10, 2014

Awesome action is a teacher lead club for students in grades 5 & 6 who want to participate in local community action and find small ways to make life a bit more awesome for people in their school community. Our large-scale project for this year is a paper drive to support a group of kids [...]

Fall Parenting Workshop Starts this October

by lolitaschmalenberg on September 30, 2013

Join Michele & I as we host the 4-part comprehensive parenting course- Active Parenting Now. Designed for parents of children ages 5 – 12, Active Parenting Now helps teach parents how to raise responsible, cooperative children who are prepared to meet the challenges of the teen years. The information we’ll share is current and relevant to today’s family and [...]

Welcome to another amazing school year !

by michelemoskowitz on September 9, 2013

Hello Welcome to another amazing school year at CDNIS. I look forward to seeing you during the school day or  hopefully at Curriculum Night this year. I have been teaching in several classes this year already . If you have a student in Prep be sure to ask your child about Kelso’s Choice and how [...]

For families going through a separation or divorce

by lolitaschmalenberg on August 31, 2013

Divorce has a significant and lasting effect on a family and most specifically on a child. Yet, statistically speaking, the rate of marriages that end in divorce in most western nations is 40% and climbing. Of those marriages, almost 50% have children whose world has fallen apart and homes have split because of the divorce. [...]

The Size of a Problem

by lolitaschmalenberg on August 31, 2013

This week in grade 3 we’ve been inquiring into problems and how to solve them based on the ‘size of the problem’. We also discussed expected reactions to problem situations based on the scale of the problem. Did you know problems come in more than one size? Ask a grade 3 student and they’ll be [...]

New Student Welcome Luncheons

by lolitaschmalenberg on August 21, 2013

It’s that time once again. Your school counsellors will be hosting a series of pizza lunches for our new students. We have a large enrolment this year so we’ll be spacing them over the final three days of next week. Please look to specifics below. This is one of our favourite events in the new [...]

Welcome Notes

by lolitaschmalenberg on August 17, 2013

The CDNIS Lower School Counsellors support the social and emotional development of students.  As part of the Lower School Team we are in constant interaction with teachers, administration and other LST staff to ensure that students requiring either individual or group support are identified, engaged and monitored for successful skills acquisition.   Our goal is to [...]

The Influence of a Child’s Mindset

by lolitaschmalenberg on August 17, 2013

Fascinating TedX talk by Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works

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