Open education resources (OERs) have become a hot topic since the advent of the World Wide Web. The mass dissemination of information has become the norm with search engines like Google. Not to mention, the extremely cheap and easy ability to publish almost anything online. As we’ve seen, there has since been no shortage of information being passed around the web. Many traditional print publications are also now available in digital format. We may argue that teachers can now benefit from open … [Read more...]
Tutor and Teacher Educational Resources
In this section of our education blog, we give tips for tutors and teachers on how to teach subjects, keep kids passionate, and more. Subscribe to our newsletter (on the left or below on mobile) to get bi-monthly updates in your inbox!
Traditionally, schools are places where kids learn to sit still, listen, follow instructions, pay attention. But ADD students won’t be able to fulfill such requirements as their brains work in the opposite way. So how can tutors help students with ADD? Here we give you 5 tools you can use to engage these unique kids: 1. It’s all about the chairs There are several options you have when it comes to “sitting” ADD students: Thera-bands: Wrap these bands around the feet of the chair. ADD … [Read more...]
When you think of diversity, multiculturalism may be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, Canada is known for being a multicultural nation. But when we talk about diversity in the classroom we need to go beyond cultural differences. Diversity in the classroom may include: Students coming from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) students Students with learning and physical disabilities Students with different learning styles … [Read more...]
Canada is known worldwide for being a multicultural society. For the most part, Canadians grow up embracing, respecting, or at least tolerating the diversity of their nation. Multiculturalism is a key aspect of what makes Canada such a warm and welcoming place. And the Canadian government encourages learning about the diversity of the country. Recognizing the value in teaching our kids about multiculturalism may be important in raising citizens who treat everyone equally. So here are 5 great … [Read more...]
If there is one sport most kids around the world know about, it’s soccer. Kids like kicking balls around, don’t they? Kids may grow up playing soccer or other sports as a pastime, an after school activity, or even in advanced soccer leagues. But that doesn’t exclude the thought of being an Olympian one day. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Regardless of whether your kid will be into sports or not, world sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympics are something kids will know about at some … [Read more...]
It is really easy to take public art for granted. And that’s a shame as public art is not just to beautify a certain space in a city. It is worth teaching kids about public art so they know what was chosen to represent what a city stands for, its surroundings, history, and community. Vancouver is a great place to start teaching kids about the value of public art. Vancouver has an immense collection of public art. There are 5 great public art displays in Vancouver with links to resources for … [Read more...]