Democracy in the Classroom: Infinity School

By |June 17th, 2017|Education Concepts|

Democracy is difficult. It requires a great deal of patience and comfort with disagreement. Citizens who take democracy seriously have to be prepared to have their ideas rejected by their neighbours, friends and peers. They also have to be prepared to accept the vote of the majority even if they strongly disagree with it. At [...]

Our Students All Have Excellent Grades (because they are given the time to work towards mastery)

By |June 14th, 2017|Education Concepts|

  An interesting discussion started at our Infinity School when one of our parents said that a friend’s hesitancy in sending their children to this school was that there weren’t grades assigned. While it is true that we don’t assign grades, the reality is that all of our students achieve 90% or greater on their [...]

An Amazing Thing Happens When You Ask A Child: “What Is Your Passion?”

By |June 7th, 2017|Education Concepts|

Recently I asked our Eagles “What is your passion?” The answers I received were varied: Aviation, Greek mythology, Coding, Jiu-Jitsu. One Eagle even said: “Learning.” I then asked: “How can we at Infinity School help you pursue your passion?" In the past I might have asked my students “What is your academic passion?” This time, [...]

What are the Main Differences Between the Montessori and Acton Academy Programs?

By |May 23rd, 2017|Education Concepts|

A question we commonly hear at our London, ON, Canada Acton Academy is this: “How is your school different from a Montessori school?” We relied on the experience of having both of our children attend a wonderful Montessori program as toddlers and pre-schoolers, our own research on this topic, as well as the input from [...]

Wanted: 10 to 13-Year-Olds For Our New School

By |May 16th, 2017|Education Concepts|

Have you heard about our Infinity School? It is an Acton Academy program started in London, ON last September by Andrea Loewen Nair (a psychotherapist/ parenting educator as well as a school administrator) and Dr. Vineet Nair (a family doctor). We’re having a great first year and wanted to let you know that as we [...]

Parenting an Acton Academy Child — Be Prepared for an Interesting Journey!

By |May 3rd, 2017|Education Concepts|

If you are a parent of a child or teen at an Acton Academy school, chances are good that you have heard one of these types of comments from your children: “Mom, you really shouldn’t say ‘never’ because that’s not actually true, is it?” “Dad, you do know ‘That’s impossible – it’s not going to [...]

A New Educational Choice in London, ON — Infinity School: An Acton Academy

By |April 28th, 2017|Education Concepts|

In this, our inaugural year at Infinity School: An Acton Academy, we have received a lot of great interest in our program and a lot of engagement through our website and Facebook page. While the interest is overwhelmingly positive and filled with excitement about the focuses, processes and emphases of the school, there is some [...]

SMART Goals – Aim to Achieve

By |June 25th, 2016|Education Concepts|

As a parent, have you ever wondered what you did with all that time you had before kids? When you look at what you can get done in a couple of hours on your own, it seem limitless what you could accomplish with a large amount of time. You could read more, learn an instrument, [...]

French Class at Infinity School

By |June 18th, 2016|Education Concepts|

I was fortunate to grow up in Fredericton in our country’s only officially bilingual province of New Brunswick. There were several options for French instruction through public school – immersion, late immersion and English school with French class. In the English school system, we were mandated to take French from grades 3 to grade 10; [...]

No Homework at Infinity School?!

By |April 2nd, 2016|Education Concepts|

  It’s interesting when we talk to parents about our homework policy, which is that there isn’t any. Some parents feel unsure about this part of our school program, and others feel elated that they can skip the stress involved with trying to make their reluctant, confused, and tired child do homework at the end [...]