Monday, October 7, 2013

GOLD Information Nights November 24th, 2016 & January 11th, 2017

November 24th, 2016 @ Prince of Wales Library (7 pm).
January 12th, 2017 @ David Thompson's Library (7 pm).

The GOLD Information Nights are an opportunity for grade  7 students and their parents to find out more about the programs at David Thompson and Prince of Wales.

Prospective students SHOULD be present--this is quite important--they will have an opportunity to meet some of the current GOLD students from each program and hear for themselves what "actually" happens in the GOLD rooms and in each school.

Staff from each program (Chris Bromige from PW & Jennifer Jack from DT) will be present for both evenings.  Placement at David Thompson or Prince of Wales is in NO WAY dependent on which GOLD Information Night the student has attended.  In fact, it is NOT necessary to attend either Information is simply recommended that you attend so that you have a clear idea regarding what the program offers.

General format for these meetings is a short presentation from the teachers regarding the broad outlines of the programs, special attributes of each school, and the referral process. Then there will be a question and answer session with current Goldies fielding the questions.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Exam

Not a  "Revolutionary Thought", but still happening very infrequently in the schools I'm familiar with.  Thanks to GOLD Grad Eric for this link.
Zócalo Public Square :: Why I Let My Students Cheat On Their Exam

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What happens to ex-GOLDs??

I am frequently asked what happens to GOLD grads.  I hesitate to generalize, because I think that generalizations are somewhat suspect, but I haven't made a systematic ritual of collecting information regarding grads.

My first attempt can be found here  This is, unfortunately, the barest of hints as to what makes up a life, as I'm mainly recording post-secondary institution associations, not lives saved nor loves well-loved. I'm not using student's full names, because I haven't time to approach everyone for permission. The record starts with the grad year of my arrival as teacher at PW GOLD, and needs much work for the prior years. If you can help me flesh out this list, let me know.

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