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Catherine Little

I'm a Toronto-based educator, consultant and writer.

I'm a Toronto-based educator, consultant and writer with extensive experience in workshop facilitation and presentation. My areas of interest are science, mathematics, STEM Education, digital learning, English Language Learners, financial literacy and parenting.
Growing Orchids Taught Me Some Parenting

Growing Orchids Taught Me Some Parenting Truths

I suffered the fate of many orchid beginners, enjoying the flowers when I brought a new plant home but never able to get one to re-bloom. I cared for a handful at a time but my collection never grew because plants died as often as new ones were introduced.
12/07/2016 06:45 EST
Small Talk Makes A Big Difference In Your Child's

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

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?
12/06/2016 05:57 EST
How Trying To Learn Ballroom Dance Made Me A Better

How Trying To Learn Ballroom Dance Made Me A Better Parent

On our first day of dance classes, my husband and I found ourselves in a large high school gymnasium with about 50 other couples. The teacher demonstrated something and instructed us to repeat. It seemed simple enough so we followed the instructions and immediately started blaming each other for our failure to look like Fred and Ginger. We tried again and failed again.
11/24/2016 05:17 EST
Why I Sent My Son To A Tech Startup For Take Our Kids To Work

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

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.
11/03/2016 02:11 EDT