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Vannina Boussouf | Head of the Primary School at the Lycée Francais de New York since 2007, Vannina Boussouf has taught at almost all levels of elementary school. She has also held different functions within many schools in France and taught French for one year at the International School of Louisiana.

“Les bilingues ont une plus grande sensibilité à la communication”

Le bilinguisme est bien plus que la somme de deux monolinguismes, selon la directrice de l'école primaire qui s'exprime dans une interview sur son approche de l'enseignement des langues. > more

June 9, 2017 | Bilingualism, Featured, Leadership, Primary

Our Day of Understanding

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences,” said poet Audre Lorde. Her quote highlights the importance of teaching students from the youngest age about the importance of understanding … > more

January 6, 2017 | Arts, Community, Featured, Innovative Teaching, Primary, Project-based Learning

Teaching the Pleasure of Communicating

Paradoxically, the most important element in the ability to develop two languages is not the language itself. Rather, it starts with helping children to appreciate the experience of communication. > more

December 12, 2015 | Bilingualism, Featured, Leadership, Primary

Sept conseils pratiques pour élever un enfant bilingue

Quels sont les facteurs qui influencent positivement un solide développement langagier bilingue chez l’enfant? La directrice de l'école primaire Vannina Boussouf répond aux nombreux parents qui s'interrogent sur la meilleure façon de procéder pour élever un petit bilingue. > more

July 24, 2015 | Bilingualism, Featured, Primary, Secondary

Pas doué pour les maths!

“I’m not gifted for math!” We often hear this phrase, and it strikes me as filled with lasting consequences. The phrase implies that there are certain people who have a gift for math, which means they will naturally be able to … > more

September 26, 2014 | Featured, Leadership, Primary

La “Génération E”

Les nouvelles technologies font désormais partie de la vie quotidienne de nos enfants. Quel est le rôle de l'école en la matière? La directrice du primaire Vannina Boussouf offre des éléments de réponse. > more

January 22, 2014 | Digital Learning, Featured, Leadership

Être heureux favorise l’apprentissage (et non l’inverse)

Contrairement aux idées reçues, l'apprentissage est plus aisé si l'élève est dans un environnement optimiste. Une idée au coeur de la théorie de Social and Emotional Learning mise en oeuvre au Lycée, explique Vannina Boussouf, directrice du Primaire. > more

November 14, 2013 | Featured, Innovative Teaching, Leadership, Primary, Social and Emotional Learning

What To Do About Homework

Whether you completely oppose or totally support homework, there is not one parent, one teacher, or one student who is indifferent to the topic. The Lycée Français de New York surveyed its Primary community on the topic, and the results might surprise you... > more

June 15, 2013 | Featured, Innovative Teaching, Primary

Parler plusieurs langues est la norme

Ces derniers temps, il n’est pas rare d’ouvrir un magazine ou un journal et de tomber sur un article à propos du bilinguisme. Récemment, en ouvrant le New York Times, je découvre que le bilinguisme est un facteur d’enrichissement de … > more

April 5, 2013 | Bilingualism, Featured, Leadership

L’apprentissage de la cursive est indispensable

In my early years as the director of a primary school in North America, I witnessed firsthand how the topic of teaching cursive writing actually drove some teaching teams apart. I remember an email message from one of the French … > more

January 11, 2013 | Featured, Primary