When it comes time to take during class or when studying, do you reach for a pen and paper, or do you reach for your laptop? One of the ways to better cement knowledge in your brain is to write your study notes by hand rather than type them. A simple change can make things […]

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Note-taking is one of the most important skills for students to learn. Better note-taking skills lead to better studying skills. The two go hand-in-hand.  There are so many reasons why note-taking skills are important, but the biggest one is that taking notes helps students recall information that otherwise may have been lost.  Taking notes isn’t […]

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Student sitting in class thinking about math work

Being successful with math isn’t always the easiest. Math can be overwhelming to some students. Luckily, math is the kind of language that always has an answer. If a new unit begins and students are still struggling to understand the concepts from the previous one, it becomes easy to fall behind. Math isn’t an inherited skill, […]

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Most of us know that good nutrition habits benefit our bodies. But did you know that nutrition and learning are connected? From immunity, decreasing the risk of diseases, to improving sleep and caring for our nervous systems, healthy eating keeps the body performing at its best.  Nutrition and learning have a strong connection as well. […]

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Spring is here! It’s the season of renewal, which makes it the perfect time to get organized! After a long winter, it is great to open the windows and let a fresh breeze in! Spring is the season for cleaning the house, decluttering, and feeling refreshed. Families can apply the same approach to school habits […]

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Achieving college and university success is more complicated than simply being accepted. There is a lot of pressure for teens to get into college and university. Planning for post-secondary involves many steps—the earlier you start planning, the better! Creating a plan in advance allows your child to prepare appropriately to avoid cramming in their last […]

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A group of children actively learning.

Curiosity is the foundation of active learning. Thankfully, children come by both naturally with their imagination and inquisitive minds. They ask questions, seek understanding of the subject matter, and relate it to what they already know.  But often, once children start school, that curiosity that supports active learning starts to fade due to increased passive […]

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Child reading a book on a couch

The Information Age has brought remarkable advances in our technologies, from smartphones to electric cars. However, it also comes with a cost. Research shows that the increased use of technology negatively impacts reading habits and comprehension skills. We’re more likely to read information off a computer or mobile device, and we want the most important […]

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Children listen intently as their teacher reads to them

Strong reading skills have an enormous impact on academic performance. Reading and literacy skills are the fundamental learning blocks for students. Without them, improving other school subjects can be difficult, and students can experience lifelong difficulties.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, learning difficulties have increased. Strong reading skills can help bridge learning gaps. But, what […]

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