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Principal's MessageConversations are powerful teachers. They shape our identities, thoughts, beliefs and emotions. Read More Important DatesSee our calendar for upcoming events.Office HoursSee our Contact Us page for office and school hours.Kindergarten Registration Begins Jan. 20, 2020 at all schoolsWith more kindergarten programs than anyone else in Calgary, we have a program that is right for you. Read MoreOpen HouseOur Open House is on [...]

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Conversations are Powerful Teachers

Conversations are powerful teachers. They shape our identities, thoughts, beliefs and emotions. They engage, motivate, and challenge. They help us build ideas, solve problems, and communicate our thoughts. They teach us how other people see and do life; conversations strengthen our comprehension of new ideas and can lead us to processing and pondering ideas for hours, days, and even years. We are the products of thousands of conversations!
So, what exactly are academic conversations?
Academic conversations are sustained and purposeful conversations about school topics. (Zwiers & Crawford, 2011). These topics vary widely, ranging from themes in Charlotte’s Web to isolation in Japan, from the role of media in constructing gender norms to the debate on the use of stem cells. Regardless of topic or content area, there are five core conversation skills that we are focusing on as part of our literacy work: elaborate and clarify; support ideas with examples; build on and/or challenge a partner’s ideas; paraphrase; and synthesize conversation points. These skills work together to help students focus on and explore important questions, ideas, or topics. These skills empower students to communicate well in a variety of situations such as: class discussions, small groups, social gatherings, and family interactions.
As a staff, we have been working on designing tasks that promote academic conversations. We want our students to do more than just talk! We want our students to engage in dialogue and discourse about meaningful topics. Recently, we received a grant to purchase a number of new books for our Learning Commons. We have been extremely thoughtful about the types of books we have selected; ones that honour diversity and represent the full range of uniqueness that our students provide! These books will center some of our academic conversations. Stay tuned for more information about a list of books that will soon hit the shelves in our Learning Commons! This is very exciting for our school!
It is inspirational watching your children grow in their communication skills. We have been very proud of their risk-taking and willingness to try new things.
Sincerely, Andrea

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Learn more about what students and families can expect to hear from their schools next week. Classes are cancelled and students will not be returning to their schools, but learning is ongoing. #wearecbe

Yesterday we sent a message to all Gr. 10, 11 and 12 families about diploma exams. Diploma exams are cancelled, but under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more info, see info on our website

All city and school playgrounds are closed effective immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. City parks remain open. Let’s all work together to protect the public’s health. #WeAreCBE

CBE Spring Break runs Mar. 23 – 27 for Traditional Calendar Schools, until Apr. 3 for Modified Calendar Schools. CBE Schools are closed during this time. Students and Staff, enjoy your time off, be safe and take care of yourselves. #WeAreCBE

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Stanley Jones School

950 6 St NE Calgary, AB, T2E 8M3
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Ms Andrea Sarson
Assistant Principal
Ms Meghann Springett
Education Director
Dr Dianne Roulson
Mr Richard Hehr

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All Girls Exceptional/Complex Needs Regular
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2:40 PM
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