Canada Education

Why Teachers Throw The Lesson Plan Under The Bus

Lori Gard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

As necessary and significant as teachers know curriculum is to our work and calling: you must also realize that we will throw it all under the bus if it means assisting a child. We will put it all on the back burner if our students need us to teach them life lessons that will help them be better friends, better citizens, better people.

Teachers Hard To Come By, Even Harder To Retain: Northern Leaders

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada

"A lot of times kids are afraid."

4 Steps To Self-Empowerment Through Learning

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Kaufmann

Human beings are learning machines. We spend our lives learning. We can't help but learn. The only question is what we will learn and how it will affect our lives. Unfortunately we have been conditioned by the school system to think that learning can only take place in a classroom. We need to take charge of our own learning.

Teaching Civic Duty At A Young Age Can Make A Real Difference

Shujaat Wasty | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Shujaat Wasty

From a very young age, my parents taught my siblings and I, through instruction and example, that doing even a little can lead to a lot. But what initially felt like a pointless, mind-numbing activity became a valuable exercise in developing understanding and empathy.

My Son's Autism Does Not Limit His Career Possibilities

Joanne Giacomini | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Joanne Giacomini

There is no need to think that, with autism and other anxiety related issues, my son cannot go on to do a job he loves, have friends and even live independently or semi-independently. It's all in how much he is encouraged and given opportunities to explore what he loves to do.

Why Ontario's Current Education Tech Model Is Stuck In 2004

Vikram Somasundaram | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business
Vikram Somasundaram

Access to e-learning solutions is less pressing today than ever. More schools, teachers, and students have access to the internet than ever before. More than ever, there is choice in the market. Every product segment of education technology is exploding with well-funded competition, and many of them offer free solutions for teachers. So why are we still funding outdated one-size-fits-all models when it comes to tech in classrooms?

RRSPs Can Be Used For More Than Retirement

Wade Stayzer | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Stayzer

With penalties and repercussions feared as a result of such withdrawals, is it any wonder that Canadians are hesitant to take what they would consider to be an unnecessary financial hit? Yet there are opportunities for RRSP funds to be withdrawn without specific penalties.

Embracing The Benefits Of Holistic Education

Misha Abarbanel | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada
Misha Abarbanel

"The world only spins forward," wrote Tony Kushner. Schools, on the other hand, too often only spin. Or they get stuck altogether. When they do, blame...

Examining The State Of Ontario Education

Malkin Dare | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada
Malkin Dare

According to the dictionary, a cartel is an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restr...

3 Reasons For Canadian Kids To Embrace STEM

Karin Campbell | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Parents
Karin Campbell

According to Statistics Canada, women accounted for only 39 per cent of university graduates aged 25 to 34 with a STEM degree in 2011, compared with 66 per cent of university graduates in 2011. Among those female STEM graduates, only 30 per cent graduated from mathematics and computer science programs, indicating a large gender gap.

Here's What We Can Do To Get Girls Interested In STEM

Doina Oncel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Doina Oncel

Although many conversations have begun about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Canada, development and implementation to work towards evening out gender imbalances in these fields is still a work in progress. There has been a lot of data gathered to support this issue and many factors that prevent women from STEM opportunities.

What Will Canada's New National Early Learning And Child Care Framework Look Like?

Wellesley Institute | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Parents
Wellesley Institute

Canada's current patchwork of child care does not meet the needs of Canadian families. The new federal government has shown an understanding of the importance of improving our child care for the health and well-being of children and their parents.

B.C. Trade Missions Fail To Deliver The Bang For The Buck

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For those not counting, there have been eight B.C. trade missions to China alone in the last 18 months. Forests minister Steve Thomson is set to leave on a ninth mission this Friday. Trade missions aren't cheap, they set the B.C. government back $767,000 in 2014 and that doesn't include the bill for local governments, universities and other agencies.

We Can Empower Women Through Education

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

What can G20 leaders do to economically engage and empower girls and women? Put simply, they need to invest in the re-structuring of the educational, business and political systems which are set up to inhibit female empowerment. Education is the essential catalyst for this process. Education is essential if a girl is to become independent.

Let's Talk About The Emotional Aspect Of Personal Finance

JA Canada | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
JA Canada

When improving or correcting money management behaviour in others, we must be sensitive to the personal and emotional definitions of value that are consciously and unconsciously involved. Yet most financial literacy programs avoid this altogether and focus on the more pragmatic and practical skills.

An Early Lesson In Financial Literacy Creates Empowered Adults

JA Canada | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Business
JA Canada

My firm belief is that if my kids are to become financially savvy young adults, they must have diverse and varied experience with handling money as soon as they can understand what it represents. If this education is absent, there are some clear dangers in navigating life's money minefield.

These Are The Best Education Systems In The World

Melanie Nathan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Melanie Nathan

Education is quite possibly the most important aspect of a country's potential for progress, and, more simply, developing child's mind. There is certainly no one right way to educate and there are, unsurprisingly, about as many different educational systems in the world as there are countries, with most of them believing that their way is the correct one.

Virtual Teaching Tools Take Learning Outside The Classroom

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

What does "learning" look like? It's still fair to say that the lecture format is core to many educational programs, but technology is advancing and creating opportunities for technology-enhanced and online learning to be more experiential, more flexible, and more engaging.

Roberta Jamieson Fights To Close Education Gap For First Nations Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

"If you don't have education, you will not change the picture."

How To Invest Wisely Using Your Travel Experiences

Pramod Udiaver | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business
Pramod Udiaver

Investing is no different than being on a long vacation. You need to start with a destination in mind, and build your plan to get there. Think of the last time you took a long vacation. How did you plan and execute? What was your experience? What lessons did you learn?

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental) Human Rights

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

As of 2014, 143 out of 195 countries legally guarantee equality between men and women. I wish I could say that gender equality, or any equality, enforced by the law translates into equality in the minds of people. Deeply rooted problems preventing true parity have been promoted by patriarchy for years, passed on from one generation to another disguised as 'tradition.'

Your Child's Fake Illness May Be More Serious Than You Think

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Indeed, most instances of "faking it" are caused by the usual reasons, most of which are innocuous. It's the more insidious ones that we, as parents, need to be aware of so that we can address the causes at the basis of why our children are avoiding school.

Catalyzing Female Labour Force Participation In Pakistan

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Pakistan is a diverse country and females account for a large portion of the population. Recently, it has becoming increasingly difficult to discuss the challenges that Pakistani women face. There is a dire need to promote the education of females by launching awareness campaigns at the national level, because in order to educate a nation, you need to educate its women.

Encouraging Attitudes That Cultivate Female Leadership

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Parents
G(irls)20

She replied without hesitation: "Well, Daisy was a bit bossy, Ella was showing off and Alice was a bit moody." I responded along the lines of "Oh well, we need bossy people, otherwise nothing would ever get done." and changed the subject. But it got me thinking. How should have I responded?

We Need Fewer Obstacles To Education For Aboriginal Students

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We see an opportunity for the Canadian government to bring colleges and universities together and encourage them to develop aboriginal student support programs on more campuses. Aboriginal students deserve have as many choices for welcoming institutions within a reasonable distance, with programs that interest them, as non-aboriginal students do.