As Venezuela’s internationally renowned El Sistema music program makes inroads in Canada, educators are taking note – music really does help students.
At one point or another chances are you had a diary (or journal as the cool kids call them). It allowed you a space to speak your mind, set goals, write down your secrets and dreams. Writing expressively is even proven to alleviate stress! Give your tween a place to discover who they may become with these great diaries to get them started.
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I hate report cards. Grades represent results and results don’t matter in the way we think they should.
But it was I who needed to thank the school. I had no idea how much our elementary experience would shape our views on parenting and parental involvement, public education, volunteering – you name it.
Many misperceptions circulate about learning disabilities. Some are rooted in the confusion and controversy surrounding numerous labels and complexities and others result from a less-than-full awareness of advances in our knowledge of learning disabilities.
With all the talk of “Bring Your Own Device” and the burgeoning educational apps available, digital literacy continues to be a vital element of both the formal and informal curriculum.
My daughter often “forgets” to complete her homework. I have been getting notes and calls from the teacher asking me to monitor her at home but I feel that she should be responsible for her own work.
If you can’t beat digital distractions, make dealing with your little one’s tech obsession a little more educational with these tech toys guaranteed to teach and entertain.
Even if you're not the parent of the next Steve Jobs, nurturing kids' sense of innovation is as important as teaching them to read and write. Here's how Canadian schools are faring.
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