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Understanding The NEW Kindergarten Program

April 10th, 2017

The face of Kindergarten is changing for Ontario students. In the past, children in Kindergarten have been known as Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students. Each JK/SK student had specific expectations to meet and were evaluated in areas such as: Arts, Health and Physical Activity, Science and Technology, Personal and Social Development, Language, […]

What is Growth Mindset?

December 12th, 2016

What is Growth Mindset? We used to think that our intelligence was fixed – meaning we were either smart or we weren’t. Scientists have proven again and again that simply is not true. Our brain acts like a muscle – the more we use it, the stronger (and smarter) our brain becomes. Is your mindset […]

Make Parent-Teacher Conferences A Cause For Celebration

November 23rd, 2016

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck Parent-teacher conferences can be a source of stress and worry for both parents and children. If there have been indications that a student is struggling, a feeling of impending doom can tarnish the household leading […]

Back-to-School Conference Questions

October 10th, 2016

Well…school is back in session, kids are back into routine, teachers are busy planning, and parents are eagerly awaiting to find out how their child is doing. Many schools have already had a “back-to-school” BBQ or a “meet the teacher” night, but these events are meant to be very informal and are not a time […]

Understanding Dyslexia Conference – November 12, 2016 – The Harbourfront Centre

October 3rd, 2016

The Harbourfront Centre is hosting an Understanding Dyslexia Conference for parents, families and educators on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9am – 6pm at The Harbourfront Centre. This is the first Canadian Conference on understanding Dyslexia. We know that Dyslexia affects 1 out of every 5 children. In every classroom and neighbourhood there are children […]

Tutoring For Improved Family Life

September 23rd, 2016

Tutors are known for enhancing student success by building confidence, conquering learning challenges, assisting with exam preparation and demanding university entrance requirements. Perhaps a less known, but extremely beneficial aspect of tutoring is the role it can play in complementing family life by increasing opportunities for quality interactions, reducing negative dynamics and alleviating academic pressure […]

How can we help students understand and enjoy math?

September 6th, 2016

According to the most recent EQAO report, 50% of grade 6 students are not meeting the standard for math. In addition, only 13% of grade 3 students who did not meet the standard back in grade 3 manage to catch up in grade 6. That’s a serious problem. Every year, new concepts and material is […]

How to Improve Your Reading Skills

August 16th, 2016

Literacy is one of the most powerful tools we as human beings possess. It is a tool that we utilize on a daily basis, whether autonomically scanning the billboards and advertisements along the subway car or parsing the laden verse of Virgil. But as with any skill, there is always room for improvement. Whether you’re […]

More helpful study tips for high school students!

June 20th, 2016

With the summer months come a June breeze and a wave of stress for many teenagers as they prepare for summer exams. To prevent the last minute questions, all night cramming and tears, here are a few ways to help you or your child get the most out of their exam preparation. First and foremost […]

Create a Summer Brain Gain

June 14th, 2016

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation; and at Prep Academy, we believe that is a priority of the summer. We want to keep your kids’ minds active this summer. Wherever you are; at the cottage, or at home, we are there to support your child’s learning needs and make learning fun! A study […]

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