Rebecca Kostamo

Rebecca is a teacher, musician and writer with an interest in social justice issues. She teaches in the BC public school system as well as privately. Rebecca has taught privately for over fifteen years. As of 2020, she has spent seven years working in the public school system. Rebecca is an avid traveller and loves exploring new countries and cultures whenever she has the opportunity to do so.

10 Ways to Reduce Adult Anxiety and Model Resilience

How can parents and educators reduce their levels of anxiety in order to help their children and students remain calm? Many adults are experiencing increased levels of anxiety. Society has undergone significant trauma in the last year in the shape of a global pandemic, economic uncertainty and civil unrest.
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Coronavirus Learning Loss Puts Students Behind

Recent research predicts that many students returning to school in fall 2020 will be behind in their learning. According to Dr. Megan Kuhfeld and Dr. Beth Tarasawa, research scientists at NWEA, students will return to school this fall with a significant learning loss due to COVID-19 school closures. The NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) is a nonprofit organization that provides accurate educational assessments based on rigorous research and collection of statistics. [Read more…]

How to talk to your kids about race and the protests

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted by the United Nations in 1948 states in Article 1 that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Each human being is valuable and deserves to be treated with respect and honour.

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5 Tips For Homeschooling Your Kids During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Child Studying - Homeschooling Your Kids

Just like everyone’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic is unique, everyone’s experience of online learning is different.

On the upside, you may be enjoying a more relaxed schedule and some welcomed downtime. Perhaps you are enjoying the break from early morning drives and after-school pick-ups. In fact, increased time and connection with your children and extra time outdoors can be positive benefits of this time. [Read more…]