Barbara Havrot

Ottawa Carleton District School Board

About Barbara

Bio

Mother of two beautiful daughters, teacher of mathematics. Love the outdoors, xcountry skiing, windsurfing, hiking. Certified scuba diver, pianist and oboe player. Bsc Honours Biology from the University of Ottawa, MBA from Queen's University, and BEd from the University of Ottawa. Spent 5 years working for the Export Development Corporation before staying home to have children. Went back to school when youngest was in grade 1 to get my BEd and start my second career. Separated 3 years ago, still looking for a tall, intelligent man who likes the outdoors .. Just finished reading Eckhart Tolle's latest book and have decided that my profile is all wrong ... I AM ... that's all!

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Mathematics, Music, parenting

I'm passionate about

the outdoors, nature, exercising in the open air, making the world a better place.

My TED story

Wish I had one. These people are amazing!

Comments & conversations

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Barbara Havrot
Posted over 3 years ago
What does it mean in terms of making children watch tv shows that are meant to improve their language skills?
What she was describing is a child's ability to learn a second language, and how, during this critical 2 month period, that can change without exposure to the second or third language. There is no argument that an older child's exposure to tv shows, such as Sesame Street, helps in their learning of many things, including vocabulary, counting, etc. .... but remember this is for ONE language. Her study relates to a very short, critical period in the learning of language in very young children.
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Barbara Havrot
Posted almost 4 years ago
Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty
Wow ... I was totally immersed in this talk from the outset and fascinated by the moving sketches that accompanied the lecture. If only we could get politicians to understand why beauty is so important to us as human beings and that supporting the Arts is critical to our well-being.
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Barbara Havrot
Posted over 6 years ago
Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
Wow ... this is one that connects the physical aspect of your brain to the arguments of Eckhart Tolle in his books "The Power of Now" and "The New Earth". How we choose to use the energy within our bodies is within our own grasp.