Art is a great way to engage a child in the exploration process and build up its creativity potential. Many research results show a positive impact of kid’s exposure to art on the development of brain capacity, especially in the … Read More
The benefits of free play
Think that six-year-old jumping in puddles is wasting time that would be better spent practising piano? Not really, it turns out. Since the late 1970s, research has illustrated a relationship between play and a multitude … Read More
Kids are surrounded by news that is often scary-sounding. They see headlines, overhear snippets on the radio and TV and hear about news events from other kids.
Very often articles are scary for kids because news produced for … Read More
Special Education Program
In high school, I was placed in a special education program instead of regular classes because I couldn’t learn like the other students. I felt I was being “left on the shelf” — not important enough … Read More
Teachers & Students
Among the groups that I saw at the Toronto march was a contingent of elementary school teachers. As most people know, the great majority of elementary school teachers everywhere are women. As women, they have experienced … Read More
In 2016, as our children watched, bullying became legitimate. What we accept without dissent, what we allow to be framed as normal, alters according to our level of desensitization. Over the past year or so we have become increasingly desensitized … Read More
But critics argue money raised by school community has big impact on quality of education.
School fundraising has sparked much controversy for creating have and have-not schools in Toronto, but has little impact on how students perform academically, says a… Read More
‘Love, and a cough, cannot be hid,” the English metaphysical poet George Herbert wrote 400 years ago. It can be hard on parents to live with a child who keeps coughing – sometimes maybe harder on the parents than on … Read More
Ontario’s Liberal government has reached a tentative two-year contract extension deal with school support staff, which would ensure a measure of labour peace through the next election.
The Ministry of Education announced Saturday evening that it had reached a tentative … Read More