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How to Take Effective Study Notes

How to Take Effective Study Notes

Posted in Tips & Advice

Developing strong note taking strategies also encourages students to better focus on the teachers' lesson and helps connect ideas between topics. Here are some of our favourite tips to strengthen students' note taking.

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Making Math Fun with Apps

Making Math Fun with Apps

Posted in Math Tutoring

There are tons of fun and free apps for students to build their math skills.  And what better way to learn than to have children play games.  All you need is a smartphone or tablet.

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How To Help Your Child Get The Sleep They Need To Learn Well

How To Help Your Child Get The Sleep They Need To Learn Well

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

We reached out to Rebecca Earl, a Toronto sleep consultant, for her suggestions on helping set up school-age children for a good night’s sleep. She’s sharing 5 tips to help make sure your child get’s the rest they need to be prepared for the school day.

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4 Ways To Practice Going Green All Year Long

4 Ways To Practice Going Green All Year Long

Posted in Science Tutoring, Community, Tips & Advice

We asked Sara Vartanian, the founder of the green lifestyle site Green Moms Collective for four tips on how we can turn going green into fun yet educational learning for kids. Here’s what she had to say:

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3 Skills That Help Students Prepare For Post-Secondary School

3 Skills That Help Students Prepare For Post-Secondary School

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

For some students, the final term of school will be their last before transitioning into a college or university program in the fall. With a new beginning on the horizon, now is the perfect time to help them get prepared for the social and academic changes they will face, oftentimes while living away from home.

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Simple Ways To Make March Break Fun And Educational

Simple Ways To Make March Break Fun And Educational

Posted in Community, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

If you’re staying close to home for the March Break, perhaps you’ll want to use the time to explore the city, sneak in some extra physical activity or plan a simple education field trip. Here are a few great choices for Toronto families:

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Winter Writing Activities for Children

Winter Writing Activities for Children

Posted in English Tutoring

Building writing skills can be fun and easy.   Here are four creative writing activities to help broaden their skills and inspire them to write.  We've even included some winter ideas.  Be sure to check on grammatical errors when you are done each activity.

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Are You Attending Reading For The Love Of It?

Are You Attending Reading For The Love Of It?

Posted in English Tutoring

The language conference, Reading For The Love Of It, is coming up we suggest you take the time to visit the Exhibitors Display. There you will find storytellers, book publishers, authors, illustrators and more, who are there to show you wonderful resources and want to spend time talking all things language.

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STEM - 5 Amazing Apps for Kids

STEM - 5 Amazing Apps for Kids

Posted in Science Tutoring, Educational Technology, Parent Education Resources

With the right balance and avoiding unnecessary distractions, technology can enable increased learning for all students.  One way to utilize technology is through apps that support self-paced learning.   Apps can encourage students to be interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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10 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Every Day

10 Ways To Celebrate Family Literacy Every Day

Posted in English Tutoring

Family Literacy Day is almost here. It’s a fun annual reminder on January 27th that reading is an important part of a child’s development. One of the most important keys to success is to engage your child with fun and memorable activities each and every day.

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