Tag Archives: education

An Examination of Recent Experiences in the Lives of Young Children

Do you have a child aged 6-12 (biological or non-biological) ?
Are you willing to participate in an online study ?
If you answer “yes” to both questions, then the researchers at the University of Ottawa need your help!

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Bilingual learning at Westboro Academy

Located at 200 Brewer Way, Westboro Academy is a co-ed, bilingual, private elementary school that’s been established since 1993. Its director, Meg Garrard, answers some questions about what happens at this educational setting. What do Westboro Academy’s summer camps offer … Continue reading

Bullying Prevention Week

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CECCE – Your Kids can be Fully Bilingual

Want your kids to be fluently bilingual, and to have the advantages that come along with being able to communicate in both Canada’s official languages? They can. Continue reading

Doodling is Good … and Other School Tips

In a few days, students of all ages will be going back to school.  As parents begin to plan for summer routines to change back to school routines, they should be thinking about how collaboration both at home and in … Continue reading

Ever Feel Like an ATM on Wheels?

The Prosperity Factor for Canadian Kids, by Kelley Keehn, helps parents teach youngsters about money so they can become financially fit. 

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Extra Help? Smart Idea

By: Pat Ross

Gayle O’Connor didn’t waste any time. Right at the start of the school year, she decided to get some extra help for her son. Christopher was starting grade 7 at a new school and she wanted to make the transition an easy one. Continue reading

Forum For Young Canadians

Forum For Young Canadians is a one-week high-impact education that happens on Parliament Hill. It teaches teens about about government, democracy and citizenship. Continue reading

Free To Learn

Live and learn? That’s what’s happens for the kids in this family. For them, homeschooling is part of a lifestyle geared to simplicity and creativity. Continue reading

Great Contest for ‘Eco-vative,’ Green Schools

Is your school green and eco-vative? Has your school community been coming up with innovative ideas to carrying out eco/green initiatives? You could win – big! Staples and Earth Day Canada and Staples are giving away $250,0000-worth of new technology to … Continue reading

Green Thumbs Up for Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project!

Green thumbs waaaay up for students, parent volunteers, school and community leaders associated with Glashan School. After two years of hard work and effort, the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project is set to break ground Friday, June 12 at noon. Come … Continue reading

Having Fun with Finances

Four Ways to Make your Child Love Saving Money  By Jeannine Fox  Most of us don’t flinch when we spend less than $10, but irresponsible spending habits like these have led us into the current economic crisis. To turn our situation around, … Continue reading

Help Ease Teens’ Anxiety about Exams

Kids across town are getting set for final exams. Some get anxious about them. If your teen does, you can help relieve some of the apprehension. Continue reading

Holiday Must-Haves from Fisher Price

Three great finds from Fisher Price for the holiday season. Continue reading

Leading the Way with Music

The Leading Note Foundation Hits a High Note in Ottawa, by Bringing the Joy of Music to All Children

Story and photo by Iris Winston

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Let’s Give Boys Hope

  by Cathy Lumsden It takes a village to raise a child. So why are our boys losing their way? And where are we failing them as a society? I don’t have the answers; however, I am deeply concerned. Two … Continue reading

Life Lessons with a Vacuum Cleaner

The Value of Chores — and Some Tips on How to Get Them Done
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Living and Learning Outside School

  In the YouTube video, a young Ottawa artist and her mother are celebrating a milestone. After all, how often does a teen get the honour of having an art exhibition at a well-known public art gallery? Leah Cosman is … Continue reading

March Break and spring fun in the city

The countdown is on for March Break. In just days, students will be off school for a week. YIKES! What are you going to do? Just because they get a break, it doesn’t mean you do. Continue reading

Mess SOS

Helping Kids De-clutter Their Rooms
by Heather Cameron

Spring is the time of year when we happily shed our heavy winter coats and clunky winter boots and all the other excess stuff… Continue reading

Numbers Game

2+2+1= 5 Ways To Improve Your Children’s Math Skills
Learning math can be tough for kids, especiallythose who do not have a natural ability or for kids who struggle to grasp new concepts…

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OCDSB’s International Certificate Program

The OCDSB’s International Certificate Program is a high school option that provides learners with a global perspective as well as opportunities to expand their horizons. Continue reading

Ottawa Families: This One Inspires

Setting An Example For Life As Ashe Mukasa grows up, he’ll have the know-how to chase his dreams and the work ethic to achieve them. His parents will have taught him that. by Andrea Cranfield Helen Muleme surveyed her living … Continue reading

Ottawa Redblacks: Game Plan to Success

Now that the Canadian Football League (CFL) is back in town and the Ottawa Redblacks rule the field at TD Place Stadium, football fever has taken hold. Already, the new professional sports team has captured the imaginations of fans young … Continue reading

Ottawa Teacher on the Battlefields of France

An Ottawa high school teacher is in the midst of a history lesson of a lifetime. LeeAnn Napiorkowski from St. Peter Catholic High School is experiencing Canada’s military past firsthand as part of the 11th annual Juno Beach Centre Summer Institute … Continue reading

Outstanding Principal

“Rene Bibaud is the finest principal I have known and the best role model I can imagine…” Continue reading

Parents, You are the Teacher’s Helpers

What happens at home has a huge impact on how kids manage in the classroom. There are everyday things you can do, as parents, to make a positive difference. Continue reading

Potential? Unlimited

by Tammy Culhane

There are well-traveled paths to success for post-secondary students with disabilities.

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Roadside Rambler

Montreal – with the Kids? Well yes. It’s trés cool

By Stephen Johnson
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Rockin’ Phonics Karaoke Sing-a-long App

When musician Seri Gee first began teaching children in southeast Asia to learn English through song, he had no idea that his unique approach would later lead him to create the Rockin’ Phonics  A-Z Karaoke Sing-a-long App. Continue reading

Round Square “There is more in you than you think”

Ottawa’s Ashbury College is the only school in the area that’s involved in an empowering international program called Round Square. Continue reading

Speak Up for Missing Aboriginal Women

Pam Dillon Please, pay attention to what’s missing at this year’s Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Fest.  And please, join with me to demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Tomorrow, June 21, is National Aboriginal Day. June … Continue reading

Summer Fun With Math

An Opportunity for Learning
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Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

Do you need to sit down with the kids and go over some of the facts of life? Get informed first by attending a free local event presented to mark the third annual Talk With Our Kids About Money Day. … Continue reading

Talk With Your Kids About Money

Wednesday, April 20, is Talk to Our Kids About Money Day. It’s up to us as parents to talk to them about money and to teach them financial literacy skills. Here’s how. Continue reading

Teaching Consent and Ending Sexual Assault

Listening to and investing in young women can help end barriers for assault survivors getting help By Saman Ahsan and Lee Tunstall  The Ontario premier recently promised Lia Valente and Tessa Hill, two young grade eight students who gathered some … Continue reading

The Art of Communication

Sheila Bell draws a way to support kids with autism
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The Ottawa Breakfast School Program

Feeding Hungry Minds Since 1990 By Amanda Jette Knox It’s an early autumn morning at a school in the heart of Ottawa.  The gymnasium windows are open and sunlight spills onto a few tables topped with bowls of fresh fruit. … Continue reading

Unleashing Potential; Harnessing Possibilities:

How the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is leading the way to creativity and innovation
By: Jane Daly
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Video Games Can Assist With Education

How can you contribute to your child’s education and development without breaking the bank? The answer may surprise you: video games.   When most people think of video games and children, they picture a child seated in front of a … Continue reading