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9 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Social Wellbeing

9 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Social Wellbeing

When it comes to your child’s success in school, their sense of belonging and social wellbeing is just as important as their academics. In fact, succeeding socially can be a huge part of why a child succeeds academically.  Beyond the fact that learning is positively...

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Self-Care During the Holidays

Self-Care During the Holidays

The holidays can be a really stressful time for you and yours. There are end-of-term recitals, hockey tournaments, swimming wrap-ups, school concerts, bake sales, fundraisers, and endless holiday events, on top of the added stress and anxiety that can come with family...

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How to be a Reading Role Model

How to be a Reading Role Model

If the suggestion of reading gets a collective yawn in your household, this week’s blog post is for you! We’re sharing ways to create a positive reading environment and lead by example as a reading role model, to develop a love of reading for the whole family.

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11 Holiday Books For Kids

11 Holiday Books For Kids

We’ve rounded up 11 of our favourite holiday books for kids that cover a variety of holidays celebrated in the winter months, including Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, HumanLight Day, Las Posadas, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year. We hope you get a chance to read one (or all!) of these great reads this season with your kids!

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The Importance of Assessments

The Importance of Assessments

“TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.” –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN When we hear the word ‘assessment’, it can sound kind of scary because a lot of people seem to associate assessments with identifying what someone is doing “wrong” or figuring...

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Tips for A Successful School Year

Tips for A Successful School Year

At this point, the lazy, hot days of summer are a distant memory and the chilly winds of winter have blown right on in. School routines have taken the place of beach vacations and trips to the pool. Change is never easy, but there are some preparations and routines...

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5 Ways to Help Kids Master Test Taking

5 Ways to Help Kids Master Test Taking

While school testing can be an enjoyable experience for some, for other students (and parents too!) it can be worrisome and downright painful. I remember taking a standardized test annually and yet, it was one of my favourite weeks of the year! Testing week meant...

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Meet Our Teachers: Ms. Eileen

Meet Our Teachers: Ms. Eileen

When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?         I knew I wanted to be a teacher at a very young age - the first time I taught a younger friend to tie her shoes. That was so rewarding as a young kid to help someone learn. I...

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Strategies to Tackle Homework

Strategies to Tackle Homework

The start of a new school year can bring with it a lot more demands on our lives. From signing up for swimming lessons on time, to making sure the school supplies are bought and labelled, to making sure everyone has lunches made, it’s busy! Then, on top of...

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How to Boost Confidence in Young Readers

How to Boost Confidence in Young Readers

When we approach the subject of motivating our children to embrace educational habits that will last for a lifetime, one can sometimes hear the collective groans arising from frustrated moms. Maybe using the term “motivation” is too cliché and we need to open the...

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