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Woods - Hudson
"Never let schooling get in the way of your education"
I Started working as a Computer Support Technician
My school life is now essenially over. My education will contine in my field with on-line commercial courses with Microsoft, Cisco etc. Employers seem to value these certifications more than degrees.
The Home Schooling Phase of My Life is Now Over
I just enroled in the Computer Support & Networks program starting in April 2018 at the Pearson Electrotechnology Centre. This is a 16 month course leading to a Diplôme d'études professionnelles (DEP). Following this I intend to enrol in the Installation and Repair of Telecommunications Equipment program for a second DEP.
Last week I wrote and passed the English Montreal School Board 2017: T.E.N.S. Attestation of Secondary Studies (High School Equivalency Diploma).
Our School Crest
Our school crest is a sheild with a fleur-de-lys, a dove with an olive branch and the letters "WH".
The fleur-de-lys (water lily) has many meaning for us. It
the Québec flag, the flag of the Canadian
province in which we live. The fleur-de-lys is particularly associated
with the French monarchy in a historical
context. We are descendants of the family "Langevin" who first moved to
Québec around the year
1650. It also forms part of the symbol for Scouts Canada. I was a
beaver and a cub-scout before joining Navy
League Cadets and subsequently the Black
Watch Cadet Corp. On a more personal note, it is also a
flower that resides in the harbour of our sailing club,
The dove carrying an olive branch has a special meaning of hope and peace for our school. In Judeo-Christian symbolism, the dove brings an olive branch to Noah as the flood recedes and in the New Testament it embodies the Holy Spirit. The olive branch is also associated with Italy, the birth place of Maria Montessori. The Montessori method, based on the work of Maria Montessori with children in Italy, was the method of teaching followed in our elementary school for the most part.
As for the letters "WH", well you don't need to be smarter than a fifth grader to figure that one out. :)
Our School Motto
Our School Motto "Never let schooling get in the way of your education." is a quote from Mark Twain. Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Clemmens, who was also home schooled.
We currently used the Quebec Minister of Education distance learning program materials SOFAD (Société de formation à distance des commissions scolaires du Québec). It's pretty much like adult education. It leads to a High School Diploma like any other high school in Quebec.
Sometimes, it happens, I have difficulty understanding something explained in the SOFAD material, for example - math. The web is full of resources, especially YouTube. For math in particular I like GreenMath.
When I was in kindergarten I was in the theatre troupe "Le Grand Petite Théâtre" in Ville St-Pierre (now Lachine) We worked with giant puppets, blacklight and shadow. I was fortunate enough to take a giant puppet workshop with "Théâtre de la Dame de Coeur". In grade 7, while homeschooled, I was in the theater troupe "Le Lien Théâtre". I was an actor in the play Tsuru by Anne-Marie Théroux.
What about socialization?
The Most Famous Homeschoolers of All Time - The Addams Family
"But they've got to go to school, everybody sends their kids to school." - Sam Hilliard the truant officer.
"Ridiculous! Why have children just to get rid of them? I'm opposed to the whole nonsense." - Gomez Adams
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