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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Frustrated student feeling stress from school

Unfortunately, school stress is something all students experience. For adults, stress management comes with experience—the more life throws at us, the more we adapt. Most adults have learned mechanisms to cope with stress over the years!  However, children handling stress presents challenges since their coping skills are not fully developed. Since school takes up a […]

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When it comes to achieving anything in life, do you have the confidence that you’ll be able to persevere, or will you give up when it gets tough? How you answer the question reveals whether or not you have a fixed or growth mindset. Fixed vs. Growth Mindset Over 30 years ago, psychologist Carol Dweck […]

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