Canada Education

5 Effective Ways To Teach Students Grammar And Academic Writing

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Gloria Kopp

Grammar and academic writing can sound like pretty dry topics, and may not necessarily spark the imagination of your students straight away. Fortunately there are some tips and tricks available to make sure your lessons are properly understood, and your students feel interested and get involved in the topic.

I Listened To The Stories Of Those Impacted By Monsanto's Greed

Rachel Parent | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Parent

It was a chance to hear from some of the many victims of Monsanto and how that company has affected every level of our lives: from the food we put into our bodies and the issues associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, to the adverse impacts its corporate greed has on poverty and food security.

Small Talk Makes A Big Difference In Your Child's Learning

Catherine Little | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Catherine Little

Imagine what could happen if, instead of frantically trying to find another place to go or another activity to do, more children and adults slowed down and started to enjoy simple, playful, age-appropriate learning activities and conversations?

How Teachers Can Build A Positive Environment In The Classroom

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Gloria Kopp

Having a positive classroom environment and solid relationships with both students and parents can make any teaching professional's life so much easier. But a happy classroom, comfortable students, and supportive parents don't simply happen by themselves. Instead, they're the result of hard work and preparation.

Jumpstart Your Career Through Coaching

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

In the spring of 1985, John Fogerty had a hit song called "Centrefield". While you may not be familiar with the song itself, you would no doubt recogn...

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

Lessons The World Can Learn From Fidel Castro

Luke Rebello | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada
Luke Rebello

Fidel Castro will forever be remembered as one of the most controversial figures in modern history, to his many adoring supporters and vocal critics. ...

The Arts Make A Surprising Ally In Raising Climate Awareness

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

When it comes to climate change, the math and science are clear -- but not to everyone. The arts can be powerful allies in helping us all understand the severity of the challenge and the urgency for action.

Successful Schools Of The Future Support Their Communities

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Across Canada, forward-thinking universities and colleges are finding innovative ways to give back to the communities they call home. In so doing, these institutions are also improving the quality of education for their students and strengthening their own relevance in a changing world.

I Just Turned 51, But I'm Not Done Learning Yet

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I spent the first 51 years learning. Learning how to talk and walk. Learning how to read, attend school, make friends, earn money and preserve relationships. By no means am I done learning any of those things, and I have even more to learn.

The Biggest Mistake Language Learners Make

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Steve Kaufmann

It's literally a beginner's mistake, but it can add months, if not years, to your eventual fluency of your new language.

Tell Health Canada You Want GMO Foods To Be Labelled

Rachel Parent | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Impact
Rachel Parent

With the topic of labelling GMOs such a priority elsewhere and something which the majority of Canadians want, why has Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency been denying this information to the public? Why do the same companies that manufacture GM food for the Canadian market supply non-GM food to other parts of the world? 

Keep Your Hands Off My Kid's Lunchbox

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

There's a new trend happening around town and it's one that may be catching on. Consider this my civic duty to spread the word and stop the idiocy of being legislated. That's right -- schools are now trying to tell me what I can and can't put in my kid's lunchbox.

How To Learn A New Language Without Losing Your Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Learning a new language can be inspiring, frustrating, infuriating and sometimes downright embarrassing. But there are many good reasons to learn a new language. The more languages we know, the more people we can communicate with. It adds depth to our creativity. Best of all, it helps build overall self-confidence.

School In A Cave Gives Syrian Children A Safe Learning Environment

UNICEF Canada | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Almost all of the children who study at this school have fled violence in northern rural Hama over a year ago, and sought refuge in caves and tents that are spread along this rural area. Last year, some of the children living in rural Idleb had an opportunity to catch up on the education they have missed.

Why I Sent My Son To A Tech Startup For Take Our Kids To Work Day

Catherine Little | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Catherine Little

I think I'd feel much more comfortable if my child secured a traditional job with predictable hours, good benefits and long-term stability. Perhaps that can still happen. However, if that is not in the cards, I want to make sure he has started to consider alternate possibilities. Whatever the future holds, I saw Take Our Kids to Work Day as a chance to look beyond traditional workplaces and a chance to expose him to different career paths in a concrete way.

Parents Deserve Clarity On Alleged Racism At York Region Schools

Faisal Kutty | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

We write with respect to the saga at the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) over alleged Islamophobic posts by principal Ghada Sadaka. We join the parents who are deeply concerned about the mental and physical well-being of their children.

Want A Skilled Workforce? You Need Skilled Collaboration

Bill Greenhalgh | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Bill Greenhalgh

Although clearly a critical factor, pointing students in the right direction is only half the battle. The other half must be improving collaboration between government and industry to develop tangible solutions to strengthen the future workforce. As far as we're concerned, that time is now.

Breaking The Cycle Of Canadian Mediocrity

Jeffrey Overall | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Overall

Canada recently won the World Cup of Hockey, solidifying our hockey supremacy. However, outside of Canada, no one really cares about hockey. What's worse is that we are far from dominant on many important international metrics.

Canada's Unwritten Smash Hit History Musical

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

This is our history, and it's our duty to learn from and re-tell it. Let's re-imagine these narratives to show all the diversity and creativity of Canada today. Because these stories belong to all of us, and every one of us has a part in telling them.

Return To Ethiopia: In Honour Of Fierce Women

Amanda Burgess | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Amanda Burgess

My mother-in-law Sharyn Mandel was a fierce and fiery force in this world. A passionate educator, her life's purpose was teaching. She had a particular interest in developing the minds of young girls, and fostering their independent spirits. Upon her passing, we discovered that she intended for us to make her often-talked-about dream of founding a school in a developing country a reality.

We Should Inspire And Empower Kids To Eat Healthily At School

Lisa Borden | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Borden

We need to recognize and respond to the reality that many families need education, resources, and access! Shaming parents, shaming kids while at school, and banning or removing things does not encourage self-esteem or critical thinking -- and I'm pretty sure that is one of the reasons we send our kids to school!

Here's Why You Never Get Around To Writing That Book

Cheryl Muir | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

We're not in medieval times. A time when only monks held the ability to read and write and monasteries housed the majority of the free world's books, handing the Church of England tremendous power over the everyman and everywoman living in poverty and voluntary ignorance. A period in history when you could only craft words skillfully -- or at all -- if you possessed status and wealth.

It's Time For Canada To Embrace Free Tuition

Bilan Arte | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Bilan Arte

Our post-secondary system is broken, and must be changed. At one time, a summer job could pay for one's college or university costs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's yearly tuition bill in 1995 was $1,694, while Premier Kathleen Wynne paid $637 in 1967. That era is over thanks to a lack of political leadership. It is time for a new generation of students to fight for a better system.

Why Students Should Consider Taking A Gap Year

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Parents often fear that a gap year will set their children back, stunting their education and career opportunities. On the contrary, hitting the pause button to gain life experience before resuming studies can actually boost future prospects.