As much as our culture preaches to ‘live in the moment,’ it’s important we balance that sentiment by engaging with our rich history. Teaching kids about our history is important because our present day is a direct result of it. Stonehenge exists as a blatant reminder that our existence is pre-dated by a world much different than ours. Using the monument of Stonehenge is a great way to open the door on conversations about our history with your child! Here are tips to get you started when … [Read more...]
Tutor and Teacher Educational Resources
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Learning multiplication tables. It’s almost like a rite of passage for children. If your child hasn’t yet come across time tables in their curriculum, you can bet they are coming! Like our article on ways to memorize the periodic table, here are a few tips for learning times tables so your child won’t feel overwhelmed or confused when testing time comes. 1) Make a daily commitment As it goes for learning any subject, cramming never really works. As soon as your child brings home their first … [Read more...]
Looking for a fun science lesson that could make a difference in a kid’s future? Teach kids about the science of honeybees! These small, but mighty insects are responsible for some of our favourite fruits and vegetables and, for fostering the reproduction of many different plant species. They are an integral part of the world’s ecosystems, and unfortunately, their numbers have been falling in recent years. There are two main reasons why it’s imperative children must be educated on sustaining … [Read more...]
Intuitive designs, and the logistical implementation of those designs, have truly made our world’s infrastructure the mega, modern giant that it is today. Thank the engineers! Kids will learn plenty about the natural world in science class, but they don’t often get insight into the human-engineered world that we are very much a part of. Here’s how you can get kids interested in engineering, while having them benefit from the intellectual value that it offers. Talk about engineering feats in … [Read more...]
We’ve written about educational YouTube channels before here. Since then, we’ve found more! We thought to share this list of great videos being put out for free, to help students learn. These can also be great resources for teachers and tutors to find supplementary material to lesson planning. As we know, kids can love YouTube, and ‘screen time’ in general. So by getting them learning on a platform they already like, it may help them develop an appetite for the more interesting, educational … [Read more...]
In the current age of the internet, it’s no surprise that education and learning has found its way online. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit online learning tool. They are making learning more efficient and accessible by putting entire school curriculums into a simple, easy-to-navigate online format. Khan Academy can be a useful tool for parents and tutors because it can easily gauge a child’s progress. As a child goes through the free online courses, parents and tutors can see exactly the … [Read more...]