There are a few reasons to acquaint yourself with the key issues in education:
by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer
Highly respected international test scores released by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveal that Canadian students have slipped from the top ten economies in math scores and fallen in performance between 2006 and 2015. Though some argued a... [Read More]
In the 21st-century classroom, schools are redefining what it means to be “smart” through unconventional means: the arts. Research shows that studying the arts may not only help students get good grades, but is linked to social and emotional development, problem solving, cognitive ability, critical thinking... [Read More]
In choosing a school for your child, you’ll want to look at its homework policies. You might be surprised by how much these vary between schools.
Figure 1: The distribution for the amount of homework assigned in grade six among schools featured on OurKids.net.... [Read More]
Ourkids.net asked inquiry-based learning expert Kate Sharpe to discuss her unique approach to the style of classroom learning. Through a series of questions, Sharpe offers her philosophy on how students – and teachers – can benefit from a critical coaching skills and conversational-based learning model.... [Read More]
Many parents and educators are advocating for a revised curriculum, one that places a greater emphasis on experiential learning (learning by doing). Teachers can make a meaningful impact in a child’s learning by providing genuine learning experiences inside, and outside of the classroom.... [Read More]
Math provokes more feelings of anxiety and frustration than any other core subject for countless elementary and middle school students.However, in recent years, it appears that more and more parents are experiencing and even greater level of stress as they attempt to help their children with math homework. Has math adv... [Read More]
The one-room-school-house of the past is back, but it’s retooled and positioned to be the school of the future. Dubbed “micro schools,” these independent, often progressive schools have been opening across the UK, the US, and here in Canada. Many, though, have been around for decades.... [Read More]
Whatever happened to common sense in education? If you are a parent, teacher, principal, or school trustee, perhaps this question has crossed your mind. Perhaps you have even heard the same question, or a similar one, from your children's teachers, your neighbors, or your friends. Whether it is the lack of content... [Read More]
Sadly, comic books have often been looked at as a second-rate form of literature. Educators and parents, alike, have long preferred books that were heavy on text, and light on illustrations. Proclaiming "the classics" as a means by which all children should be educated was forever at the foundation of Languag... [Read More]
Are technological devices used today creating a generation who can't spell or use proper language?
Hello, my name is Marissa Rosenberg and I am afraid that I may not be learning as much as previous generations because of technology.
Think about it...Are we turning out the first generation of students who don't kn... [Read More]