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Joanne Sallay

Educator, Entrepreneur, Blogger

Joanne Sallay is the President of Teachers on Call, a personalized home tutoring service in the Greater Toronto Area, which provides one-on-one instruction in all subjects and grades. With a background in commercial banking, Joanne's experience working with entrepreneurs coupled with her passion for learning led her to her most recent role in the education field.

In addition to regularly blogging about educational news, learning strategies and the latest in student books, Joanne focuses a significant amount of time on supporting the local community. She is a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient and Co-Chair of the Corsage Project, a non-profit organization in partnership with the Children's Aid Foundation.

While she figuratively carries the torch for education, Joanne was an Olympic Torchbearer for the Vancouver Olympics.
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8 Back-To-School Trends You Need To Know

The summer is winding down, back-to-school commercials are airing, and must-have items for the season are floating in cyberspace. It's clear that another school year is on the horizon. After a long an...
08/15/2017 11:02 EDT
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11 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is almost here, and many of us are still scrambling for a meaningful gift. It's not an easy task to pick out an original present for the special ladies in our lives. So for everyone still searching, I recommend putting multiple heads together and making this a family activity by involving the kiddies in the process.
05/10/2017 04:16 EDT
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10 Holiday Gifts For Kids Who Love To Learn

Gifts connected to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are also very popular this season. Many modern tech toys help kids interact with technology without losing hands-on play. These gadgets can come at higher price points, so family members may want to pool their resources for one big present.
12/14/2016 07:01 EST
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Mother's Day Gifts That Fathers Secretly Want

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to express appreciation for the special women in our lives by spoiling them with love and trinkets. With time ticking away, you may still be looking for that coveted perfect gift. While flowers, accessories and beauty products may seem like obvious choices, in my opinion, experiences and items that can be shared are the most special.
04/29/2016 02:32 EDT
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10 Educational Toys To Buy During Boxing Week

Boxing week sales present good opportunities to snap up the coolest games, gadgets and gizmos of 2015. The discounts have already started, so it's time to search for the best deals. Here are 10 educational toys that encourage learning opportunities and growth through play. Students will develop vital skills and have a great time in the process!
12/29/2015 02:33 EST
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Back-to-School Trends Parents Need to Know

With students returning to the classroom, summer is officially coming to an end. Families are frantically shopping for new supplies, clothes and gadgets to guarantee a great year, and there's a lot of information circulating in cyberspace on the latest must-have back-to-school gear. With the help of some industry experts, my mission is to shed light on the latest trends in the education space for students of all ages.
09/01/2015 05:22 EDT