Road Trip Games

Summer break is practically synonymous with long road trips. Whether heading to the beach, camp, or Grandma’s house, keep an arsenal of tips handy to keep the kids occupied after the crayons break, after they’ve listened to their playlist three times through, and the Nintendo loses charge.  Why not try some of these old-fashioned car […]

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Summer Reading for Kids

Has your child read a book yet this summer? Studies show that summer reading helps children maintain and even improve their literacy skills, preventing the “summer slide,” a phenomenon where students lose some of the achievement gains they made during the school year. What is the Summer Slide? The summer slide refers to the loss […]

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It’s crunch time.  A big test is looming, and there’s no time to waste. Staying focused, retaining information properly, and beating procrastination are the first steps to study success. But solid study skills can transform so-so test scores into top-notch marks. Check out this checklist for proven study tips for exams to take studying from […]

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Understanding report cards

Understanding report cards is crucial for parents and students alike. This comprehensive guide on report cards is designed to help you understand the components and significance of report cards as well as how to use them effectively for your child’s academic progress. This guide covers everything from the basics of report cards to interpreting grades, […]

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Cellphone bans

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, cellphones have become essential communication and a must-have for most teenagers and adults. However, recent research from Norway suggests that smartphones may have an unexpected downside when it comes to education.  A comprehensive 73-page paper by Sara Sofie Abrahamsson sheds light on the transformative effects of cellphone bans in schools. […]

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Should students use technology when learning? Parents often ask why Oxford Learning students don’t use tablets or computers to complete their workbooks in class. With the rise of technology such as AI, this question is more than valid. After all, today’s students are digital natives, fluent in all things tech. Technology has made many exciting […]

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Eliminate Final Exams

In recent years, a growing number of school boards, including the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), have decided to eliminate final exams, saying that student mental health and well-being are one of the primary reasons. Grade 9 and 10 students in the OCDSB were given the entire week off unless they had incomplete work.  This […]

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Summer Learning Gap

Every year, the cycle repeats. After a summer spent chasing butterflies, swimming, working, or just plain lazing about, hundreds of thousands of students file back into their schools after the break, ready for a new school year. Or are they? Typically when students return to school in the fall after two months of break, they […]

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