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These Are The Lessons You Won't See In Your Child's Report Card

Lori Gard | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Later on this week or month, you will perhaps receive and then open an envelope containing your child's tri-annual report card, an account informing you of their academic progress in school so far this year. But you might find that not everything your child has learned will be part of that running commentary.

Kindness Is Learned In School

Lori Gard | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I know from my years spent in public school classrooms and the schoolyard...that tough love can be done in kindness. I learned that consequences can be carried out with kindness. Gentle critique can be conducted with a cushion of kindness. All of this and more. All can be cradled in kindness and compassion and gentleness and love.

The Cost Of Love: Student Edition

Laura Plant | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Laura Plant

Ahh, Valentine's Day. While some love it and some hate it, there is no question that there seems to be pressure to do something extra special for your...

An Unreasoning Hate: Discussing Islamophobia With ESL Students

Gloria Kopp | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Gloria Kopp

I experienced a very uncomfortable moment with a class of mine, just a few weeks ago. We were discussing race and ethnicity, and I began - as I often...

Pipeline Projects Threaten Canada's Land, Health And Future

Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Impact
Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as barely one year has elapsed since the historical COP21 agreement to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), we are deeply shaken by the federal government's approval of the proposed extension of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the replacement of Enbridge's Line 3.

These Under-The-Radar Universities Are Canada's Best Kept Secret

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Can you name all 98 universities in Canada? Quite honestly, we'd be impressed if you could hit more than 20. Which ones don't have the marketing budgets of the larger schools to make them internationally known? And which ones simply want to be kept under the radar?

Don't Leave Free Money On The Table

Laura Plant | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Business
Laura Plant

From the students I've talked to, many think that scholarship and bursaries are only available to top grade earners, but the truth is -- that there are many options available for students across every discipline of study, diverse background and level of study. The catch to getting this free money?

10 College Journalistic Mistakes To Avoid And Tell Better Stories

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Gloria Kopp

"Silence opens the door to hearing dialogue, rare and valuable in breaking stories," says Brady Dennis of The Washington Post. Being a good journalist...

What Companies Can Do To Create Mutually Beneficial Internships

Steve Titus | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.

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.

B.C. Affordable Housing Plan Barely Passes For Band-Aid Solution

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be one of those folk that B.C. Housing Minister Rich Coleman believes has nothing better to do than get up and whine every day, but the B.C. government's affordable housing plan announced last week falls short. Sorry, someone had to say it.

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...

The Election, As Told By A Canadian Studying Diplomacy In The U.S.

Nathan Cohen-Fournier | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Nathan Cohen-Fournier

As a Canadian studying international relations in the United States, I have followed the elections closely. I saw these elections as a symbol. A symbol of the world's polarization between equality and inclusion, versus protectionism and radicalization.

The B-Word That Everyone Hates

Laura Plant | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Laura Plant

It's the most powerful tool in our financial toolkit -- so why do so many of us run screaming from this exercise? At its most basic level, it's a personal money plan requiring a little bit of addition and subtraction. It's a plan that allows you to take control of your financial situation and live within your means.

Centring Youth Voices In Media Coverage Of Sexual Violence

femifesto | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Living
femifesto

Children and youth under the age of 18 are the most at risk for sexual assault in Canada, followed by young people aged 18-24, according to Statistics Canada. This issue is critically important to young people, but so often, older adult voices are prioritized.

5 Must-Attend Events For Students This Fall

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

The Ontario Universities Fair has passed, but that doesn't mean your student event calendar should be empty for the remaining autumn season. UniversityHub has uncovered the top five Ontario-based events that students should attend this fall.

5 Tips To Help You Succeed In University

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

The average college freshman changes their major seven times. It's okay if you don't know what to be. But work on finding out what you want. Childhood was the time for well-rounded approaches, but as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Getting by will not attract the right connections and opportunities you'll need to enter the job market.

How To Expect The Unexpected When The Little Things Add Up

Laura Plant | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Laura Plant

Life as a student can be challenging, fun and full of the unexpected. While a life spent living on the edge might make for some great stories upon graduation, when it comes to your budget, limiting the unexpected will give you more peace of mind.

Are You Prepared For Campus Life?

Charles Benayon | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Charles Benayon

Leaving home, new classes, new friends and new activities, it can be a lot to handle. While attending post-secondary school is an exciting chapter in anyone's life, it can also be a transitional period for students experiencing it all for the first time.

A Teacher's Care Can Leave A Legacy That Outlasts Lesson Plans

Lori Gard | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

What I have realized time and time again is something so profound, it is actually simple. There is really nothing kids want more than to be liked, to be accepted for who they are. It is the greatest way we can care for children, for youth: we must show them they matter.

3 Reasons Why We're More Anxious Than Ever Before

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Chakameh Shafii

I'm not a parent but I wanted to understand the jump in anxiety levels from 10 -20 years ago and how they correlate with social media. So I interviewed Dana Kendal, a therapist (MSW,RSW) with 18 years of experience working with youth and families.

6 Tips For Choosing The Right Laptop For Back To School

Amber Mac | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Amber Mac

The start of a new school year means back to school shopping and upgrading your existing technology to make sure you're starting your semester off right. It's important to purchase a good laptop that will support you throughout your education. This year, I have a few tips for choosing the right laptop for yo

Vaccine Rules Canadian Parents Need To Know Before School Starts

The Huffington Post Canada | Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Parents

Only two provinces require vaccines for school entry.

4 Tips To Help Students Achieve Their Financial Goals

Laura Plant | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
Laura Plant

Great Expectations is more than just a book on an English lit syllabus -- it is what most first-year post-secondary students start out with. I know I did. I went into Life Sciences, thinking I'd become a doctor. I had it all mapped out from start to finish, and figured it was a relatively straightforward process to get from A to B. Wrong!

Care Is The Most Necessary Attribute For A Teacher

Lori Gard | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

It is end-of-June: one would think summer and holidays would be on this teacher's mind. Instead, I have been reflecting and writing about my teaching practice, in anticipation for another school year this coming fall, mulling over my personal philosophy about care and how it underlies everything I do in the classroom.