In this post, we will discuss some of the reasons why you should work with your child to improve their abilities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English and French, and will also provide examples of some of the practical things you can do to build up your child’s language skills at home.
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It is important to acknowledge that our children will face opportunities and challenges very different from the ones we faced.
Perhaps no four letters are as important for building a successful career in the 21st century as STEM.
Once the busyness of first classes and orientation has died down, the beginning of a new school year is a good time for reflection. As students become acclimatized to their new classrooms, new teachers, and new peers, it is possible to get a sense for the challenges and opportunities the upcoming academic year holds. This […]
In 2017, The Globe and Mail made waves by publishing a story reporting that half of all Grade 6 students in Ontario failed to meet provincial math standards as measured by the Education Quality and Accountability Office. These statistics showed a general decrease in math literacy across a range of different cohorts, and confirmed what […]
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.
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 […]
Growth Mindset is written by Nick Mehring GROWTH MINDSET IN STUDENTS: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR SUCCESS I want you to take a moment and think about the most critical factors that define someone’s success. Go ahead — think hard about this. I think that for most, your answer is probably a […]
Research has shown that children do not learn best by sitting still. Although students may look like they’re paying attention, their mind (and focus) is elsewhere. Fidget toys offer students an outlet for excess energy. It allows them to harness their energy and apply it to their learning. Sometimes the most challenging task can be […]
The Globe and Mail recently published an interesting article that focused on a McGill University study. This study found that students showed improved mental and physical health along with increased alertness when schools started at a later time. One study out of The Journal of Sleep Research, found that 1/3 of Canadian students between ages […]