In a past article we discussed ‘How the push for STEM education in Canada could change your child's future.’ We talked about how modern curriculums are including science, technology, engineering and math as an interdisciplinary approach. We also discussed the way in which governments, businesses and organizations are investing in teaching and popularizing those subjects. STEM is becoming a framework for ensuring a viable workforce in Canada’s future. However, a newer term has been popping up, … [Read more...]
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STEM education in Canada can be argued to be just as important today as it is in the USA, our close neighbour. This is showing up in your child’s future with a push for the STEM subjects all around us; even toy makers have hopped on this trend - and we know they go where the money is. So make way, STEM is here to stay. See related: Educational gifts for kids related to math and science Here is how the push for STEM education in Canada could be shaping your child’s future as we … [Read more...]
Sometimes, teens just stink. As parents, we wonder if they even notice their personal hygiene problems. But truth be told, when we were that age, we were probably taught personal hygiene; it didn’t come naturally. And other times, the stink may not be the obvious giveaway that you need to discuss hygiene with a teen. Germs and bacteria can secretly cause sickness or infections right under our noses (sometimes literally - like in our mouths!). The subject can be awkward. So, in this article, … [Read more...]
When we think of ‘Montessori’ we often think of preschool programs. However, unless your child falls into a school district offering Montessori alternative programs, or is enrolled in a private school, you may not be aware that Montessori educational theory can be applied to elementary and high school grades too. So how is the Montessori adolescent program different? We’ll explain a few key characteristics in this article. Montessori adolescent programs follow the designs of its early … [Read more...]
So, what is an open university? The concept of an open university means that anyone can study courses, sometimes receiving credits or degrees, without entry requirements. Or at least, without high standards for entry requirements. This type of university model allows for anyone to get an education at their own pace. It is usually done via distance learning methods, including online courses. However, it’s not synonymous with distance learning, which can be offered at traditional universities as … [Read more...]
This article is a follow up to our article titled “What is teacher 'looping' and is it time more schools in Canada use it?” In that article, we explain the challenges faced by classrooms in Canada, and the need to consider ‘looping’ as a possible solution. The pros and cons of 'looping' have been documented on the web already. Below are some resources to help explain the issue. Some are written by the insightful testimonies of teachers who have experienced teaching a looping classroom. … [Read more...]