Teachable Moments: Guiding students to mental wellness at difficult times

Teachable Moments: Guiding students to mental wellness at difficult times

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 There are numerous resources available to help educators teach students their regular curriculum such as lesson plans, webinars, how-to videos and useful links to name a few. However, there are also resources available, such as Readyforlife.ca that help teachers guide … Continued

The unseen ailment: assessing your mental health

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 Teaching is among the most stressful professions in Canada. Mental health should be a priority, not only to ensure the wellness of educators, but for the wellness of the students they teach. A University of British Columbia study found that … Continued

Teaching kids the value of money and the concept of insurance

As an Educator or parent, you are in a position to help kids learn Financial Literacy from an early age. Knowing how to manage money is a key skill that everyone needs as they grow up. Following are some key concepts about money, including the concept of money itself. Money What is money? What does … Continued

History of money and the development of insurance

The concepts behind money and insurance have been around a very long time. Bartering was the first system of trade. I’ll give you an axe if you help me hunt a mastodon. Some time in the distant past, our ancestors started using various objects as currency — things like salt, beads and shells. The point … Continued

Life After Graduation: Jobs, Loans and Insurance

Life after graduation is never as easy as it seems. We as educators know that students look forward to the day where they will not have to complete any more exams, coursework and assignments. But when the day finally arrives, we know that it suddenly becomes difficult to think about what life is like not … Continued

3 Benefits of Having LTD Insurance

Long Term Disability Insurance (LTD) provides a more permanent income replacement as your medical condition prevents you from working over a longer time period. It offers a form of income protection in the event that an illness or disability leaves you unable to return to work. Disability benefits are different from workplace compensation benefits, as … Continued

Victoria Day Activities for Kids

With warmer weather making an appearance, we know that the Victoria Day weekend is just around the corner! Whether you’re spending the long weekend in the city, or heading to the cottage, you want to make sure you keep your children busy with enjoyable, learning activities that will keep their minds and bodies busy throughout … Continued

10 Mother’s Day Gift Activities for the Classroom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, the day to celebrate and recognize the most important educators in a student’s life. Celebrating Mother’s Day gives students the opportunity to focus on the important adults in their lives, as well as learn about their peer’s families. We know students love to make their mothers feel extra … Continued

Blended Learning Basics

Blended Learning is a term often used to describe several differing learning models which have a certain component in common; a blend of face-to-face teaching and the use of technology or media to supplement instruction. Blended Learning refers to the mix of traditional, brick and mortar classrooms with digital, online resources. The computer/tablet based portions … Continued

5 Things You Need to Know About Flipped Classrooms

1. Structure The Flipped Classroom pedagogical model takes the traditional structure of teaching and flips it around. Typically you would have an education lecturing to students in the classroom, and an interactive component to be completed at home. In the flipped classroom model the structure is reversed in that students watch video lectures at home … Continued

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