Parent Club Journal Articles

The DVMS Parent Group Journal/Book Club discussions are held at the Strata Cafe on Fridays from 8:45 – 9:45.

All members of the DVMS Community are invited to join the conversation. You can download upcoming and previous articles for discussion here:

Friday, May 9, 2014:

This month, with the (supposed) onset of nice weather, we will be discussing a series of posts from the David Suzuki Foundation related to kids and nature.

We are hoping the general direction of the discussion moves in a direction related tot he title of the first article “Replacing screen time with green time is good for kids.

The other articles we will be discussing are:

Doctors discover the “happy path” to sustainability.

Your brain on nature.

We hope you enjoy the articles, and we look forward to chatting with you on Friday, May 9.


Friday, April 11, 2014:

The DVMS Parent Group will host its next journal discussion on at the Strata Cafe and we would love to have you all come out and share your thoughts and views with us.
We will be discussing the article “Ten Theses of the Joy of Learning at Primary Schools” from Early Child Development and Care Vol. 182, No. 1, 2012. p. 87-105.


Friday, January 17, 2014:

The first Journal Club of the year is set for Friday, January 17, 2014, at the Strata Cafe in the DVMS gym.  We will have our discussion from 9-10amon an article by Adele Diamond (and Kathleen Lee) who is a founder of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and a researcher and professor at the University of British Columbia.
I have included a link to the research article below titled, Interventions shown to Aid Executive Function Development in Children 4-12 Years Old.
As well, there is a video link to a talk that discusses the above journal article including Executive Function and Montessori Education.
I found both to be very interesting and I hope we can get together over a coffee next week to discuss the contents in more detail.  The article does require some executive function to get through so you might want to go for a run before you read it…page three.
Lisa Petrisor.

June 7, 2013: All are welcome to the next Journal Club get together which will discuss chapter 2 of Dr. Alex Russell’s Drop the Worry Ball, on Friday, June 7. If you do not have a copy, let us know and we’ll see if we can acquire a lender.

April 19, 2013: “Ten Montessori Ideas That Convert Parents To The Child’s Point of View,” by David Kahn. Hard Copies are available in the office or you can download it here.

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