Riverbend Speaks

Boosting Your Immune System

Five weeks from today, we will be back to school! We have created as safe an environment as possible by physically distancing our desks, water coolers instead of water fountains, separate supplies (pencil crayons, scissors, etc.) to name a few. We have changed how we...

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Defining the Complete Child

We hear buzzwords in education all the time. One of them is educating the “Complete Child”. What does that even mean? At Riverbend, we define it by addressing seven key areas of the child’s education and well-being. Physical – We all need to move more to promote...

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The Big Shoe

Don’t get me wrong – I love Velcro. I use it all the time. Velcro is especially useful for those quick-change costumes for our performances. We use it on the calendar so the students can attach the month, day, and weather. The invention of Velcro even makes a great...

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The Surprise Secret Solution to Success

As educators, we are often asked the “key” to success for our students. What are the most important areas of study that will translate into success in the future? Reading – Writing – Mathematics? STEM subjects? The Arts? Physical Education? Or is the search fruitless?...

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Eliminating the Mallet

In his book, “Start With Why”, Simon Sinek tells a story about an American auto executive touring a car manufacturing plant in Japan. At one section of the line, where they put on the doors, the executive noticed that the workers were not using a rubber mallet to fit...

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Training For Jobs That Don’t Exist

Training For Jobs That Don’t Exist

65% If your child is in school today, this is a percentage you should be keenly aware of. No, this is not the new passing grade. No, this is not the mark they need to get into university. 65% represents the percentage of students in Elementary School today who will be...

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The 3Rs of Riverbend

At Riverbend Academy, we base our expectations for student behaviour on the 3Rs: Respect for Self Regard for Others Responsibility for Your Actions However, students learn that the seeming simplicity of the 3Rs has a deeper root. Respect for Self Respect for self...

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Making Success Count

If you were asked to name five successes you had today, could you do it? What about five in the past month? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Most have difficulty. However, ask for fifteen failures and there is never a problem coming up with a list. But, we can’t...

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