Kyle Schwartz is a third grade teacher at Doull Elementary in Denver. She has been teaching for three years. While she loves her job, she admits to having one main obstacle in her teaching: relating to her students. “Ninety-two percent of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch,” Schwartz … [Read more...]
SATs? Scholarships? What You Need To Know About U.S. Colleges
We sometimes joke around about our kids one day going to Harvard, that's the dream isn't it? But then we really started to think if something like that is really a possibility for Canadians? How do you go about it? According to the International Institute of Education, the rate of international … [Read more...]
What Happens When Kids Read Mean Tweets?
I will be the first to say that I eagerly await the release of a new “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment from The Jimmy Kimmel Show. I find it funny, and I know it is 100% mean-spirited. I would personally NEVER tweet something rude to a celebrity or anyone else for that matter. And I don’t … [Read more...]
Tips From A Tutor: Helping Your Kids With Homework
Written by Natalie Ast For a few years, in between graduating from University and moving on to law school, I was a tutor in Toronto for French Immersion and English students. I had the chance to work with a variety of age groups and cover a range of subjects. Seeking extra help from a tutor to … [Read more...]
Why Aren’t Girls Encouraged To Pursue This Career?
When you ask girls what they want to be when they grow up we get all sorts of interesting answers. Sure we get mom, teacher, dancer, lawyer, doctor, hairstylist, fashion designer and many other great career options. As parents we want to inspire and encourage them to pursue their dreams and guide … [Read more...]
Building Confidence At School With Downtime At Home
By now we've all settled into the new school year. First week jitters have been replaced by familiar faces and learning expectations. We had our curriculum night this week and the teacher reminded us to support our kids at home. Give them the right tools to keep them motivated throughout the year. … [Read more...]
10 Picture Perfect Looks For Picture Day
Oh, picture day. A part from the first day of school, it's probably the second most anticipated day of the school year. Everybody cleans up, puts their best face forward - the whole nine yards. They’re great memories to look back on, and if you’re lucky (or not so lucky...) they'll make great … [Read more...]
So, First-Day Teacher Gifts Are A Thing Now?
When a friend asked about start-of-school teacher gifts on Facebook this week I was surprised. I mean, is this even a thing? Well, I Googled it and unfortunately, yes, first-day teacher gifts are a thing. A big thing (if you don't believe me, check Pinterest). I'm not sure what the purpose of a … [Read more...]
Helping Your Kids Safely Commute To School Alone
Written by Alicia Kolenda There has been a lot of controversy about when kids should start commuting alone, and whether or not it’s safe to take public transit in the city. Most teachers recommend you allow your child to get themselves to school somewhere around age 11. But as to their safety, it … [Read more...]
7 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited For The 1st Day Of School
Written by Lauren Sena Getting your child to look forward to the first day of school isn’t an easy task. Transitioning from the long and leisurely days to the homework and activity-filled ones might seem daunting to some. Here’s a few suggestions that may help you in brightening your little one’s … [Read more...]
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