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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.
Celebrate International Women's Day with Children's

Celebrate International Women's Day with Children's Books

For all the bookworms out there with little learners in their lives, I suggest celebrating with children's books. It is a great opportunity to embrace "girl power" with stories that showcase courage, confidence and creativity.
03/06/2015 05:02 EST
Three Must-Read Books for Bullying Awareness

Three Must-Read Books for Bullying Awareness Week

Bullying prevention and intervention is a topic that is important all year round. However, initiatives such as Bullying Awareness Week ensure this important subject is brought to the forefront. Here is a shortlist of must-read books covering three unique perspectives in bullying.
11/16/2014 11:23 EST
Four Must-Read Kids' Books that Parents will

Four Must-Read Kids' Books that Parents will Love

Laugh out loud funny, <em>The Boss Baby</em> is a charming board book deserving a place in baby's first library. This story will answer the question of who in the family is truly in charge once the new baby arrives on the scene. New parents will especially enjoy this one, as it's sure to bring on some smiles and chuckles.
07/31/2014 05:40 EDT
Today's Youth Aren't Waiting To Make Their Mark -- They're Taking

Today's Youth Aren't Waiting To Make Their Mark -- They're Taking It

I was particularly inspired to write on this topic after attending Youth in Motion's Top 20 Under 20 Awards Breakfast celebration last month in downtown Toronto. Canadian youth from across the country were recognized at the organization's signature event, ranging from 15 to 19 years of age. Their accomplishments in one word -- outstanding.
07/13/2014 09:39 EDT
Shopping for Prom: A Lesson in Spending (and

Shopping for Prom: A Lesson in Spending (and Saving)

With the end of the school year on the horizon, we're now in the heart of prom season. There's no doubt that a lot of fuss goes into making this ritual perfect. But beyond the glitz, glamour and fashion, prom marks a milestone that can be used by parents and educators as a teachable moment for students.
05/30/2014 12:45 EDT
Why Prom Is Worth All The

Why Prom Is Worth All The Fuss

It is important to understand the significance of this experience for young people today. Prom is considered a rite of passage. After close to 15 years of school, prom not only marks the end of secondary school, but an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with friends. For students who choose not to pursue college or university, high school marks the end of their formal education.
04/10/2014 12:50 EDT