COOPERATION EFB – MONTESSORI TRAINING CENTRE IN VIETNAM – May 2016
The “Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute”, a Montessori teachers training center, opened a new training center in Hanoi, Vietnam, and requested the cooperation and support of the EFB. EFB agreed and our certified Montessori teacher at EFB, Audrée Vachon, went 3 weeks to Hanoi, to observe, assess, and coordinate the practical training of future Vietnamese Montessori teachers. This collaboration was judged very positively by the Canadian management and the Vietnamese leadership, and demonstrates EFB’s “international cooperation” mandate.
EFB SIGNS A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE CNED – June 2016
Since June 2016, the EFB has an agreement with the CNED, French public establishment of the Ministry of Education, for the 2016-2017 school year. The agreement allows the enrollment of students on list and therefore a quicker access to the educational material required by the students. It establishes the Principal’s responsibilities, who ensures, among other things, an appropriate rhythm of work with the CNED, and receiving more efficiently the evaluations of the students’ assignments. The agreement provides access to a closer collaboration with the CNED and enhances the quality requirement of the EFB.
EFB WELCOMES TEACHER TRAINEES – May 2016
This year, and for the first time, the EFB hosted two teacher-trainees interns. They helped improve the quality of our school.
- Raissa Em, 1 a Master’s student in teacher training at the ESPE (School of the Teaching and Education) of the University of Rouen, spent three weeks in the Montessori classroom. Raisa implemented some workshops and activities.
- Nikita Oudet, studying to be a certified teacher at the Galilee School in Brussels, spent three months in the CE2-CM1-CM2, as part of her third year training abroad (Erasmus + programme) .
In addition to observing the classroom, Nikita contributed greatly to the support of CM1 students in French and mathematics, and proposed and implemented original educational activities and techniques to improve the quality of the class. According to Nikita, “My three-month internship in Cambodia has allowed me to grow, both from a human and professional perspective. The EFB team was very friendly and available. Living in Cambodia allowed me to discover a new culture. I came back with a more open mind.”
FIRST AID TRAINING – March 2016
In March 2016, Marjolaine and Hugo, a nurse and sports and physical education teacher traveling in Southeast Asia for several months, spent a week at EFB training all our students on the first-aid steps in case of accident, suffocation, burns, bites, and bleeding.
They also provided a brief first-aid training to the EFB staff, based on a training module on Prevention and first aid – level 1, defined by the French Ministries of the Interior and of Health.
The EFB thanks both of them for the time they graciously contributed and the knowledge they transmitted. These sessions were appreciated by all!