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homeschooling
5 great ways to get through homeschooling again!

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We've been asked to start homeschooling again. It is short-term and hopefully only until January 10th. Here are 5 ways to help get through this chaos.

Preschool
7 Simple Tips for Finding the Perfect Preschool

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We were running errands when one of my teenagers shouted and pointed, “Look! It’s our old preschool!” Soon my other two teens were chiming in, “I loved it there!” and “That was my favorite school. Do you remember when…” And just like that, we were walking down a memory lane of craft projects, field trips, and even that time when the teacher helped with a loose tooth that just wouldn’t budge.
It made me happy that my kids remembered their days there as fondly as I did. Finding a preschool may seem stressful but when you focus on the right things, you can find the perfect place for you and your kids.

Success
Slow and Steady Wins the Race - 10 Strategies to Success!

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10 Strategies to Success The following are strategies that have proven successful in helping students reach (and exceed) their goals, regardless of the child’s circumstances!

Private School
Why parents choose private school

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features parents look for when they turn to the private system include a specific educational approach, such as Montessori or Waldorf; a particular religious or cultural setting; a strong academic setting or a program for children who are gifted; the ability to accommodate special needs; the flexibility to accommodate special scheduling required by art, music or sports training.

critical
22 Questions to Ask Your Child to Sharpen Critical Thinking Skills

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enhances critical thinking for kids. And why are critical thinking skills important? Critical thinking gives your child the confidence to power through academic and general life challenges smoothly.

learning
Future of Learning: personalized learning, the key to student success

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The pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways. As a result, many parents, teachers, and students can’t wait to get back to “normal” school. Many that fall into this camp discuss the lack of community along with the lack of face-to-face interactions with teachers and peer groups when not learning in person. However other parents, teachers, and students fall into another camp. This group likes digital learning models because students can go at their own pace and set their own times for study. Learning online allows for more personalized learning and time for experiences and projects.

anxiety
10 Helpful Tips For You and Your Child with Back-To-School Anxiety

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September is known as a very stressful month for parents and kids, so let’s make a plan to reduce the stressors and lower the anxiety in your home. Here are 10 tips to help your children get over it.

IB
Exciting - a new IB school is coming to Richmond

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The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, designed for students in grades 11 and 12, is growing in popularity in high schools around the world, but the IB also offers programmes for younger students, the Middle Years Programme. The International Baccalaureate first introduced the Middle Years Programme in 1994 and has since been adopted by more than 1,300 schools around the world in more than 100 countries, and we have a new one coming to Richmond, BC!

summer slide
5 ways to prevent the summer slide

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Most people will agree that the summer slide is real, and something that all parents and caregivers should try to avoid. This year is no different; in fact, this summer it is even more important than ever to ensure children retain the skills they learned throughout the school year, as the worries associated with COVID-19 may have been a distraction.
Continuing educational activities over the summer months is one way to combat the “COVID Slide” and ensure your children are fully prepared for the school year in September. Here are 5 ways to continue your child’s learning over the summer while keeping it fun.

climate change
Exciting Climate Change Education

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This Earth Day, it will be easier than ever to arm the next generation of youth climate activists with facts and give them hope with the new and free online Climate Restoration Course. This course, created by the Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR), is specially designed by teachers for students in grades 3-5. Start the course here.

tks
Incredible program for high school students in Vancouver - Deadline: April 5

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We just learned about an incredible extracurricular program for high school students and wanted to share it with parents in Vancouver. The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a 10-month innovation program for students ages 13-17 who want to solve the world’s biggest problems. The program is modeled after curriculums from Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, and designed to replicate the learning environments of Google and Facebook. They’ve also been recognized by organizations like the World Economic Forum.

Pear Tree
Pear Tree Elementary expands to include middle school!

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In September 2021, Pear Tree Elementary will expand the school to include a Middle School Wing for students up to Grade 9, as part of their longer-term expansion to offer up to grade 12 in the coming years.

learning
10 Home Learning Success Tips for Parents and Caregivers

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Anyone can become a resourceful teacher. Although we may not all be professional teachers, with a little creativity, we can make use of everyday opportunities and common materials to create fun and educational experiences for our children. By doing so consistently, we can create and sustain an enriching home learning environment for our children. Here are 10 home learning success tips.

preparing
Preparing your kids for back to school during COVID

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Come September, families are expected to send their kids for in-person learning at school. It...

screen time
The Tech Solution - how to manage screen-time

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Technology use carries with it myriad potential consequences—among them cyberbullying, sleep deprivation, poor posture, back...

back to school stress
12 helpful ways to reduce stress and prepare for back-to school during a pandemic

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With the recent announcement of return-to-school plans, although with a minor delay, many children and...

back to school
4 Useful Tips to Prepare Children for this Unprecedented School Year

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After months of uncertainty, it’s now official: most B.C. students will be going back to...

Covid Slide
Worried about the “COVID Slide”? 5 ways to keep your kids learning this summer  

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Parents across the country have been faced with the reality of school closures interrupting their...

Socratic Method - Mother talking to daughter
5 tips on how to be more Socratic with your children

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The Socratic method is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking...

homeschooling
3 Free learning resources

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With schools closing to help stop the spread of coronavirus, millions of kids will be...

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Are you ready for post-secondary schooling costs?

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The thought of post-secondary education can be terrifying for parents. The idea of their children...

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Getting it right with Reading Eggs

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This post was brought to you by Reading Eggs, but the opinions are my own....

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4 self-care tips for first-year students

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Adjusting to a new life away from home can be challenging for first-year students, especially...

The Whole Child
The Whole Child

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As parents, we all want our children to get the best education possible, and we...

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