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Specialized schools meet individual needs

A trend to shift to personalized learning in schools has caught public attention in this province. It isn't a new idea - since the '70s, educators in alternative education have embraced and implemented the concept of individualized learning.

Island Pacific School: a traditional take

At the risk of speaking in opposition to a newly emerging, and predictably popular, educational trend, I can tell you that Island Pacific School will not be re-engineering itself to deliver personalized learning to its students anytime soon.

A taste of the tropics

MY husband and I just spent a week in Maui, and we ate of lot of fresh, sweet pineapple (though sometimes it was just the garnish on a mai tai, if the truth be told).

All is Bene in Ambleside

WHEN bad-boy chef turned author and TV host Anthony Bourdain came to Vancouver last fall he spoke about food trends and phenomena he hated. Child foodies, he said, were intolerable.
New kitchen redefines elegance

New kitchen redefines elegance

HOW do you take a kitchen from drab to fab? Just ask these West Vancouver homeowners. For seven years the kitchen of their home was left untouched.

Tips for taming tantrums

YOUR friend Deirdre has dropped over for a visit. You each have a cup of coffee and are all ready to catch up on all the gossip. Sitting on the floor nearby is your son Aiden and her son Tyler.

It's about the student at Collingwood

From the admissions process, through thirteen years of education and beyond as alumni, Collingwood provides a personalized approach to each student's education.

Pursuing passion in life

Kate Shepard, a Grade 12 student at Mulgrave School, has been pursuing her passion for dance throughout her high school career. Mornings are spent at Mulgrave, studying course work in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

What's going on for seniors

The Caregivers' Journey: A free four-week series focusing on building skills to deal with the challenges and opportunities in caregiving Tuesdays, 1: 30-3: 30 p.m., starting Feb. 14 at North Shore Community Resources, Room 203, 935 Marine Dr.

NV adventurer extends virtual journey invite

HOLED up in his tent seeking protection from the frigid Antarctic weather during a South Pole quest, Kevin Vallely was shattered.