How to Effectively Read Your Child’s Report Card

BY KYLEEN GRAY With the arrival of June, inevitable report card season looms for students, teachers and parents. There are four key components parents and guardians need to pay attention to that should all be weighed equally when judging a student’s performance throughout the school year. AttendanceThere is a significant and direct correlation between student…

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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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What is Inquiry-Based Learning?

BY KYLEEN GRAY Like all professions, teaching has its trends: differentiated instruction, 21st-century classroom, streaming then de-streaming, etc. The current hot teaching trend finding its way into classrooms across Ontario is Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL). IBL is essentially a method of learning that is student-centred where teachers guide students through the process of questioning, researching, analyzing,…

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