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13th Nov, 2014

Children and Careers

Children and Careers Think ‘Passion / Talent’ not ‘Traditional Profession’   Are children too young to think about careers? No! However much you may feel that your child is too young to think about their future career, there is nothing worse than having no aspirations, no idea what you want to study at university (or even […]

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ESL: Why Teach English In Context?

If Canadian Parents Think Their Kids Work Hard, ESL Kids Work Doubly Hard! For children new to Canada, it can be a stressful transition to not only learn to speak English, but also keep up with school work. Without much English, an ESL child will fall a long way behind his/her classmates. Therefore, learning English is […]

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5th Nov, 2014

Getting Good Marks: How to Memorise Vocabulary

How to Memorise Vocabulary Unfortunately, the majority of tests – from elementary school all the way to university – are about memorisation. Fortunately, using the following study strategy, it’s easy to memorise, and therefore relatively easy to get good marks! As an example, let’s use French as a subject in which we have to memorise some vocabulary […]

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15th Oct, 2014

How NOT to get a Salary Increase!

There are effective and ineffective ways of getting a salary increase. Unfortunately, for a Wells Fargo worker employee, Tyrel Oates, he has likely chosen the wrong way. Oates emailed both Wells Fargo company head, John Stumpf, and 200,000 of his colleagues, to propose spending $3bn per year of Wells Fargo’s money on giving every employee a $10,000 […]

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7th Oct, 2014

Fed Up (2014) – Wrong About Childhood Obesity

(Childhood) Obesity = Problem with Education. Period. Watching people say and do things that are bad for them throughout a 1.5-hour video is really, really tough. That’s the experience of watching the 2014 documentary, ‘Fed Up’ about childhood obesity. The movie sets about to defend the victims of (childhood) obesity by saying it isn’t their […]

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1st Oct, 2014

Advice For Student Teachers & Their Supervisors

Here’s our response to Education Week Teacher magazine’s question about the topic of advice for student teachers and their supervisors. “For both, I would say to set higher expectations. The basic standard of teaching programs and the level of training provided simply isn’t good enough (I know of several supervisors that are very despondent about […]

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22nd Sep, 2014

Public Speaking at Pear Tree Education

If your idea of public speaking is a traditional speaking contest or that public speaking abilities are determined by ones ability to talk in front of people… mmm, please please please… think again! ‘Public speaking’ is a very desirable educational skill, however it’s not natural for a child to practice public speaking in isolation or […]

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27th Apr, 2014

Salmon Release Field Trip

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17th Mar, 2014

Sensory tables at Pear Tree

Pear Tree now has two Sensory Tables, hand built by Erik Birner. Our sensory tables give kids the chance to experience Explorative Learning, carrying out dramatic play using tactile and textured objects. On one table are wooden building blocks (also hand built) for our Medieval Times camp. On the other is coloured rice (also dyed […]

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17th Sep, 2013

Crisis of Imagination and Innovation

If you’ve been following the news of the upcoming iPhone 5S and 5C releases, you’ll be aware of how uninspiring Apple Computers has become. Since the passing of former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, Apple has stood still. They are paralyzed due to a lack of ideas, imagination/innovation… or one could assume that its a fear […]

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29th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 4 Highlights

Just when you thought you knew Pear Tree Education! Week 4 saw the introduction of Pear Tree’s new Legends & Fairytales summer camp. Admittedly, parents and kids didn’t know quite what to expect from this course. Would they just read fairy tales? Of course not!! In true Pear Tree style, the kids did so many […]

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Summer Camps: Week 3 Highlights

What a bumper action-filled week! We’re a little late posting information about Week 3, but that doesn’t mean that the week wasn’t amazing! Quite the opposite, in fact! Urban Gardener students had a truly hands-on week, planting beans and flowers. They did flower dissections, and created clay diagrams of the different parts of a plant. […]

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15th Jul, 2013

Public Speaking in Pear Tree Education’s ‘Kids Can Cook!’ Course

Pear Tree’s ‘Kids Can Cook!’ course isn’t just about kids cooking! In true Pear Tree style, the kids will be giving daily mini PowerPoint presentations to the other classes about the day’s Hot Lunch (today is Turkey Chilli). They’ll be explaining the main ingredients, the nutrition and what this does for the body. So, this […]

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13th Jul, 2013

Summer Camps: Week 2 Highlights

Every Pear Tree summer camp is action packed, but this week especially so! For each day of the Super Scientists course, students studied different sub-themes, which included polymers, eggs, bubbles, and density. There were so many great moments throughout the Super Scientists course, but probably the highlight was the Sink or Float game. This really exemplified […]

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5th Jul, 2013

Fall 2013 brochure coming soon!!

In the next couple of weeks, our Fall 2013 brochure will be online Pear Tree Education’s enrichment courses for fall 2013 will run from September to December. We’ll be offering options for courses at Pear Tree’s learning centre on West Broadway, Vancouver. Additionally, we’ll be providing options for courses that you can experience at your […]

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3rd Jul, 2013

The Story So Far…

Here are the highlights all of the achievements Pear Tree Education has made since it opened in March 2012 1) 2 x Salmon-in-the-Classroom courses Pear Tree students have helped release 100 coho salmon into the wild (and we’ve since adopted some guppy fish to take care of in the absence of the salmon)       […]

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Plants & Pollinators course finale

Pear Tree students finish their 3-month Plants & Pollinators course in style! Our butterfly release was the end to an amazing 3-month Plants & Pollinators course. Pear Tree students released 15 butterflies at the community gardens at Maple / 6th Ave. Some photos of the release are below, and more can be found on our […]

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9th Jun, 2013

Field trip to the Vancouver Demonstration Garden

Pear Tree’s ‘Plants and Pollinators’ students went on a field trip to the Vancouver Demonstration Garden on Friday, 7th June. Maria from City Farm gave Pear Tree’s students a wonderful tour of the gardens. She talked about the numerous plants in the gardens, bugs/insects, and worms. There were some hands-on things to do, and some […]

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2nd Jun, 2013

Bee Hive Field Trip to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel

Pear Tree students, who are part of the Plants and Pollinators course, went on a field trip to the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel on Saturday, 1st June. Fairmont’s Michael King gave Pear Tree’s students a wonderful lesson about urban bee keeping, bee behaviour, and some of the ecological issues affecting the bee population. He also explained […]

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23rd Apr, 2013

How do you use an Interactive Whiteboard? It depends on your teaching beliefs

After using interactive whiteboards for over a year now, Pear Tree Education has reached a point where it feels confident to offer some expert suggestions on the use of such technology. Interactive whiteboards are still fairly new devices. Most North American schools still use regular whiteboards or chalkboards, and even those that have interactive whiteboards […]

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