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Topic: Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  The development of critical thinking is at the center of the mission assigned to the French education system. Present in many teaching programs, the work of training students to decipher reality and to progressively build an enlightened, autonomous, and critical mind is a major ambition of the... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  We all want our kids to do certain things. Like take their breakfast dishes to the sink, or take out the trash, or make their bed. Do you have trouble getting your kids to do the things they're supposed to do? You tell your child to do the thing. They don't do it. You remind them to do it. They... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much has changed across the globe. An entire generation of students has had their education disrupted with schools looking and feeling different than they have in years past. However, through it all, at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley some things have remained the... read more
Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
  During this period, students in Kindergarten went on a virtual field trip to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Over a span of three weeks, the students joined the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for a live virtual program featuring their animal ambassadors! Lindsay offered innovative school programs... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Athletics
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
    This year the curriculum in PE was diligently adjusted to meet the COVID guidelines.  We try to keep as much as possible the substance of the program by providing the students with  physical  and playful activity individually and with their peers whether on Zoom or in person.  All... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
How many parents of Maternelle-aged children live with a monster hiding under their child’s bed, a witch hiding in the closet or a ghost saying “boooo” at the window? All healthy children have fears, as this is part of their normal development.   As we all know, young children have vivid... read more
Topic: Diversity, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
On June 10, 2020, several EB staff and a member of the Parents’ Association came together for a webinar on the topic of “Talking with Children about Racial (In)Justice,” part of a special series EB has been offering to families during this period of sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool, Social and Emotional Learning
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
On May 20th, several EB staff members came together for “Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home,” the latest in a special webinar series EB is offering to families during this period of distance learning and sheltering-in-place. Our panel of experts included Christopher Colebourn,... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
As summer approaches and families are looking for ways to keep their child exposed to French, what better ways than books? Besides fostering a second language, reading has many benefits such as supporting language and literacy skills in young children all the way through adolescence. We’ve... read more
Topic: Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Because of the transition to distance learning, EB teachers have turned to a variety of educational technology tools to facilitate learning while students are at home. Some of these tools were already in use and some of them are new. The faculty are aware of the drawbacks of too much time on... read more
Topic: Preschool
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
In each classroom from PS to K, there are boxes set up on some shelves. In some classes, the boxes are small and in some classes they are big. In some classes the boxes are white and in some others they are light green.  Those boxes go along with the pedagogical programming the teachers have put... read more
Topic: Arts, Preschool
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
One of the highlights of Kindergarten at EB is music class with teacher (and EB parent) Mike Roberts. From January until April, this accomplished guitarist and composer will spend 14 sessions of 30 minutes with each Kindergarten class. In a recent session, you could hear the teacher's directions,... read more
Topic: STEM, Preschool
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
In Kindergarten, one of the ways students learn math is by using Number Corner, a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar. Each day, students spend 15 to 20 minutes of instruction on Number Corner activities. Number Corner was fully rolled out in Kindergarten this year... read more
Topic: Bilingualism, Lower School, Middle School, Preschool
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
If you thought that podcasts are only for adults, think twice. There are podcasts for children as young as three years, in English and in French. We’ve tapped the power of our bilingual community of parents and teachers and brought you the best audio stories that you can listen to with your child,... read more
Topic: Lower School, Preschool
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Camille Trou, one of EB's learning specialists What are some activities and games you can do with your child to support their speech and language development? Below are some ideas, by EB Learning Specialist Camille Trou. To begin with, here is a typical chronological speech and language... read more

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