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13th Mar, 2018

Cultivating Resilience through Mindful Movement

Alex Miller and Cally Bailey from discuss how to develop resilience in kids through mindfulness   Our personalities are instilled with different patterns and habits shaped over time, and we are influenced from before we are even born. Everything from our silly quirks to our biggest fears are a result of what we have […]

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12th Apr, 2016

The Effect of Over-Protective Parenting on Child Potential

The notions of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ parenting are controversial issues. What each of us considers ‘normal parenting’ is due in large part to our personal experiences; in other words, we learn particular parenting styles when we are children through the process of socialisation. Our approach to parenting is likely to be influenced by that used […]

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17th Apr, 2015

Healthy Recipes for Kids: Pork Lo Mein

Healthy Recipes for Kids: Here’s the recipe for one of Pear Tree’s healthy hot lunches for kids Making healthy recipes for kids isn’t rocket science! Despite immature taste buds and limited exposure to a range of food ingredients, kids aren’t all that different from adults. We eat with our eyes first. We look for pleasing […]

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3rd Dec, 2014

Book Review: Our Canadian Love Story by Linnie von Rekowsky

Our Canadian Love Story. An Immigration Tale. Well, Sort Of. I first heard about Linnie von Rekowsky (now calling herself Linnie von Sky) and her picture books in a store. It wasn’t a book store, so I was intrigued. The store representative heard that I owned an educational business and thought that Rekowsky’s books would […]

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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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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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5th Jul, 2013

Want Pear Tree Classes At Your School?

If you want your kids to enjoy Pear Tree’s enrichment classes, but can’t get to our learning centre, you’ll be interested in our latest service! Pear Tree Education is now offering the option to provide our after-school enrichment classes at your school! If you live in the Lower Mainland (it doesn’t have to be Vancouver), […]

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20th Mar, 2013

B.C. Money Changes

If you’re not already aware, there are a couple of changes in money that affect all of us in British Columbia. Firstly, Canada is phasing out the penny. This means that total amounts will be rounded up or down to the nearest 5c/nickel. This affects cash transactions only. All electronic payments will be charged at […]

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4th Dec, 2012

Delusions about education and how life works

Coming to terms with the unpleasant truth that life has changed is the first step to admitting that your child needs a different kind of education Every parent wants their child to receive a great education and go on to a happy and prosperous life. However, when it comes down to making decisions that will improve […]

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12th Nov, 2012

Pear Tree at Vancouver Private School Expo

We would like to thank all those families that came to visit us at our booth at the Vancouver Private School Expo. It was Remembrance Day (a silly day for the organisers to book this event), so we weren’t sure what the turn out would be. However, we were talking to all kinds of families […]

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6th Jun, 2012

Pear Tree in the Vancouver Sun

Pear Tree is the subject of Janet Steffenhagen’s article on Supplementary Education in Vancouver (June 6th, 2012) Pear Tree’s method of education appeals to parents “who want to give their offspring an edge in a highly competitive world” writes Steffenhagen. The Vancouver Sun article takes a pragmatic view about the need for supplementary education in […]

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5th Jun, 2012

Changing Beliefs in Education… Animated!

Sir Ken Robinson discusses changes needed in people’s understanding of education. This amazing speech is accompanied by an equally amazing animation visualizing his ideas.  

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4th May, 2012

Child Health & Pear Tree Education

There’s no better example of “education connected to real life” than health and food Today, I’d like to talk about two examples of this: What your kids are eating Child eyesight 1. What your kids are eating I’m fascinated by sociology. However, the knowledge gained from this is depressing. For example, it’s a fact that […]

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25th Apr, 2012

Free Parent Workshop: 21st Century Education Explained

Pear Tree is offering a free workshop for parents who want to learn about 21st century education. This workshop is designed to explain to parents what 21st century education consists of, how it can benefit children, and also how changes to the school curriculum by the BC Ministry could affect your child’s grades. To attend […]

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19th Mar, 2012

Parent Testimonial: “I’m honestly amazed!”

We asked one of the parents for feedback on Pear Tree’s classes. Here is what she had to say:   1.  What motivated you enter the competition to attend Pear Tree’s spring break courses? I had been hearing about the Pear Tree spring break courses on the radio every morning while driving the kids to […]

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25th Sep, 2011

The Parents Role in their Child’s Education

How much should parents be involved in their child’s education? By Alexis Birner I have worked in several different schools, and the involvement of parents always varies. Some parents want to be involved by attending every field trip, and are there at the classroom door to drop off and pick up their children at school […]

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