There are a few reasons to acquaint yourself with the key issues in education:
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]
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]
by Glen Herbert
Discovery math was implemented in Ontario 2002, though, even 16 years out, the concept has yet to prove itself. Many educators, including Jeff Bavington, principal atHudson Collegein Toronto, feel, at best, it’s a disservice to students, though also misrepresents how we learn. He even takes issue w... [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]
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 6 among schools featured on OurKids.net.... [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]
Many private schools in Canada offer project-based learning. This might be offered as a core part of the curriculum, or as a special arrangement for certain students (for instance, for advanced students in need of enrichment).Many schools make use of structured projects that are designed to enhance student learning. Th... [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]
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]
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]