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...]
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The interesting thing about the education field is that it is continuously evolving in its method to try to improve, just like many other industries. Teacher ‘looping’ may be one way for Canadian schools to face the challenges of today’s students. This method of teaching means keeping the same teacher with a grouped classroom throughout multiple grade levels. It has both pros and cons that we’ll discuss in this article. Many theories of education are out there, and all of them contribute to … [Read more...]
This is our third lesson on teaching kids how to start a newspaper. Here are links to the other articles in this series: Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (1): understanding the fundamentals of media Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (2): the elements of a news story Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (3): learning to write news copy (part 1) Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (3): learning to write news copy (part 2) Teaching kids how to start a newspaper (4): … [Read more...]
This article is a follow up on one we wrote earlier about 5 Ways to Improve Learning and Concentration in Kids’ Brains. This time though, we’ll focus on helping teens concentrate longer. The considerations can be slightly different when the kids get older and have to be more independent, managing their own time. Concentration and increased attention span is correlated with better problem solving skills. As we know, problem solving is the foundation of most learning tasks kids encounter at … [Read more...]
Colour science lessons can be fascinating. This is because colour as we know it is not all of what meets the eye. There is a lot to understand about colour too, and how it affects us as humans. In this article we will discuss the ways in which a tutor, teacher or parent can give colour science lessons. Teach kids about the prism of light and its colours Light is very important when it comes to understanding colour. We see many colours as a result of light reflections and absorptions in … [Read more...]
In our first series on teaching kids how to start a newspaper we covered the role of media in a democracy. This week, we’ll learn how to teach kids the elements of a news story. All writing has to start with a topic. In the media, the topics to write about are specifically selected based on certain criteria. Let’s learn all about them, and how kids can find news in their local community - be it at school or in their neighbourhood. See our other articles on this series below: Teaching … [Read more...]