5 Easy Ways to Make Literacy a Family Activity

BY KYLEEN GRAY Literacy learning and vocabulary development are essential skills children must learn and master for success in school, work, and life. The equation is quite simple: literacy skills = school success = employment = physical, mental, and financial health. Traditionally, literacy was a family activity, but it today’s media-drowned world, finding time for…

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Gift Guide: Meaningful Holiday Gifts for Teachers

BY KYLEEN GRAY The holiday season is upon us. It’s the time of year where the scramble for gifts begins and our pocketbooks start shrinking. Hopefully, this short article will give you some easy, meaningful and economical gift giving ideas for those in education this year. School Program Donation Our public schools in Ontario are…

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The Impact of Cannabis Legalization

BY KYLEEN GRAY The legalization of cannabis is a major cultural shift in our country — especially since (ahem) until now we’ve been telling kids that drugs are bad. Significant education is required to support our youth and their families in understanding how this change will impact their lives, those of their families, and society…

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Maintaining Your Child’s Digital Footprint

BY KYLEEN GRAY Understanding media, and being able to analyze and produce it has become an essential workplace and social skill for 21st-century students. But how do we support them in navigating something that is changing so rapidly as it encroaches into every area of our lives? Each school year, I try to focus on…

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