Keeping children invested and engaged in learning is a day-to-day struggle for most parents and one that can seem overwhelming. With so many distractions vying for a child’s time, instilling the values of discipline and the virtues of curiosity isn’t easy.
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While most parents would consider literacy to be one of the most essential aspects of a primary school education, however, evidence shows that in Canada, literacy is declining.
Most parents want their children to succeed in life, and in the knowledge economy of the twenty-first century, doing well in school is a pre-requisite for any good job. But not all students are naturally inclined towards academics, and with class sizes across Ontario set to increase in the coming years, it is likely that some struggling students will fall behind. What can ordinary Ontarians do to make sure these changes don’t impact their children’s learning?
For students who are struggling in school, tutoring is often touted as a great way to help them focus on their academic work and provide the one-on-one help they need to master difficult curriculum material. But how much of a difference does a tutor actually make? This is a valid question, and one that any responsible parent should ask before engaging the services of a tutor.
Who doesn’t want their child to get into a good university or college? Getting into a top school can transform a student’s life, providing them with incredible resources and much better chances of success in their chosen career path. But as any parent who has participated in the process themselves knows, admissions to top-tier universities […]
Educators have long understood that students need more than classroom instruction if they are to successfully master curriculum material; this is why homework is a staple part of elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
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? 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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]