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Content notes for "Dans une grande âme"

These are the content notes for "Dans une grande âme."

Reflétant l’école -- an alternative school designed to support children's urge to mimic adults. Classes include no more than 12 students per teacher. In a school building, this often means having a class of 20-30 students with 2-3 teachers, such that one can monitor the general activity while another(s) gives a lesson to a small group. However, this is one of the best alternative methods in terms of adapting to tutoring or homeschooling. One teacher may then guide a handful of students, even if they have different ages and abilities. This approach is popular both with upper-class families who hire a tutor, governess, or nanny; and with middle-class families who homeschool their children. Reflétant l’école was developed by a French-speaking community in Vermont who wanted an effective system of education that scaled well across socioeconomic classes, and it represents a formal version of historic practices. It is customarily a French immersion school for that reason, although it doesn't have to be. The name literally means "reflecting school," although it is often rendered in English as "reflection school" or even "mirror school." The densest concentration of schools is in the northeast (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts) followed by Louisiana. There's another sizable cluster in Michigan, some in Missouri mostly River City, a couple in Onion City, and others scattered widely around including one in Healy, Denali, Alaska.

The school style has a profound effect on people. It's the only known school in which all students are shown how to teach as well as how to learn. About 25% of students choose a career in education or some related field. Another 15% go into art, photography, home decoration, or other visual arts. About 10% choose dance, modeling, entertainment, or some other career that involves being looked at. Another 5% go into a career that uses French such as French teacher, writer, singer, diplomat, or fashion designer. And yet the body image among students is overwhelmingly higher than average: they grow up surrounded by images of themselves and other people, so they see more honestly and accept more accurately.

reflétant l’école
reflecting school

Word-by-word list
école, banc, cours...

école de miroir
mirror school

verb [ transitive ] /ˈmɪrər/
to be the same as
views that mirrored her own ideas
des opinions qui reflétent ses propres idées

to reflect as a mirror does
The smooth surface of the lake mirrored the surrounding mountains.

There are multiple systems of French capitalization. Pick one and stick with it. I use the sentence approach.

French is the second most spoken language (after English) in the states of Maine and Vermont. Vermont is wealthier than Maine.

See a map of Alaska showing Healy, Denali.

Mirror baby toys include an elephant and a star.

Compare a frosted safety mirror with a patterned frostie.

Some puzzles come in brushed steel.

Bellz! is deceptively simple, yet supremely challenging at the same time. Open the travel pouch, and you're ready to play!
The pouch opens to become the game arena. Inside are forty custom bells in four colors and three different sizes. Players use the magnet wand to pick up bells of only one color. Make a string off the end of the magnet wand, or create a cluster — just don't pick up bells of any other color or your turn ends. Each player must decide how far to push their luck on every turn. The first player to collect all ten bells of one color wins!

Imitation enhances learning. Toddlers naturally imitate adults.

Echophenomena include echopraxia and echolalia. The latter is considered a sign of autism, but can appear in other contexts as well. Mimicry is an essential skill for shapeshifters.

Autism is a form of neurodiversity.

These videos show Montessori presentations.

Waldorf teaches eurythmy from kindergarten through high school.
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