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How Parents and Students Can Inspire School Spirit

| August 30, 2018 | 2 Comments
How Parents and Students Can Inspire School Spirit

How Parents and Students Can Inspire School Spirit If you live in North America and you send your child to public school, the quality of education they are receiving could vary wildly. The sad truth is that certain schools have amazing facilities and others are completely under-resourced, with parents and teachers having to go the […]

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Outdoor STEM Activities to Celebrate Spring

| April 11, 2018 | 6 Comments
Outdoor STEM Activities to Celebrate Spring

Outdoor STEM Activities to Celebrate Spring Spring is almost here, and your kids are probably looking forward to getting outdoors. While there are several ways for them to play and have fun, there are also ways for them to learn. Whether you let them plant flowers or harness the power of the sun, there are […]

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Some Bunny Loves You Alphabet Game

| March 14, 2018 | 5 Comments
Some Bunny Loves You Alphabet Game

Some Bunny Loves You Alphabet Game Are you looking for fun ways to keep the little ones busy? As the weather begins to warm, and the flowers begin to bloom, you may be thinking about Easter activities such as this Some Bunny Loves You Alphabet Game are so many things you can do with your kids […]

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Math Scores Plummeting At Ontario Elementary Schools

| February 12, 2018 | 6 Comments
Math Scores Plummeting At Ontario Elementary Schools

Math Scores Plummeting At Ontario Elementary Schools In 2017, Ontario elementary schools received a rude wake up call when the Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the news that as little as 50% of students were able to meet the math standards set by the province. This is a number that has been decreasing […]

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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

| January 16, 2018 | 6 Comments
Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy

| December 7, 2017 | 12 Comments
Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy

  Gifts For Teachers That The Whole Class Will Enjoy Are you searching for a much-appreciated gift for your child’s teacher? Here are some gifts for teachers the entire class is bound to enjoy.                 Posters Posters make the classroom more interesting and festive. There are all sorts of appropriate posters available, from […]

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Private School Expo Helps Ottawa Families Make the Right School Choice

| September 22, 2017 | 6 Comments
Private School Expo Helps Ottawa Families Make the Right School Choice

      The school your child attends has a profound impact on his or her success. The right school just as the wrong one, can make a lasting impact, which is why so many Ottawa area families are beginning to research private schools as an option.    For nearly 20 years Our Kids has been […]

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Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/22

| August 24, 2017 | 45 Comments
Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/22

Welcome the New School Year with DK Canada! Do you hear that? It is the sound of the first bell of the new school year about to ring in the next few weeks. Are your kids not enthusiastic to head back to class this year? DK Canada wants to change this feeling with their collection […]

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How to Ease Back-to-School Worries

| August 16, 2017 | 5 Comments
How to Ease Back-to-School Worries

    How to Ease Back-to-School Worries Going back to school is an exciting time for kids but it’s also an uncertain time. A new school year means new teachers, new friends and new responsibilities. It’s natural for your child to be a little worried. However, some kids worry so much that it affects their […]

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3 Things to Do Before Your Child’s First Day of School

| August 7, 2017 | 9 Comments
3 Things to Do Before Your Child’s First Day of School

    3 Things to Do Before Your Child’s First Day of School The first day of school is a scary and uncertain time for many kids. Their life is changing so much as they meet new people and do new things. It’s easy to understand why your child may hesitate and be skeptical about […]

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4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

| August 2, 2017 | 3 Comments
4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right

    4 Tips to Start a New School Year Off Right With each new school year comes new challenges. You never really know what to expect from your kids until the time comes. Starting the year off right will help make things run more smoothly for everyone and there are a few things you […]

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Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

| June 13, 2017 | 5 Comments
Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

  Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! Fun and exercise do not always go hand in hand for many people. Throw learning into the mix and some people may think it is madness! Thinking about this, I received this email in my inbox from my commander: Mission: Visit the Neuron Upgrade Training Station (N.U.T.S.) […]

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Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

| June 9, 2017 | 13 Comments
Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children

  Changing the Trend on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children       Did you know that children are being marketed to on a daily basis? This is especially true when it comes to the food they consume.  We all want what’s best for our children—especially when it comes to their health and nutrition. […]

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Raising Independent Learners

| December 13, 2016 | 7 Comments
Raising Independent Learners

Raising Independent Learners As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Sometimes that means helping with their homework – but too much help may do more harm than good. It can be a nightly struggle to get our kids to buckle down and complete their homework, so helping them get it done seems only […]

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The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

| November 29, 2016 | 4 Comments
The Real ROI of a One Year MBA

  The Real ROI of a One Year MBA     You’ve crunched the numbers a million different ways; you know better than anyone that across North America, a graduate of an MBA degree program sees on average a 75% increase to their pre-program salary. You know that it takes 4 years for the difference […]

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Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

| November 17, 2016 | 6 Comments
Inspiring Day at WE Day Ottawa 2016 #WEDayMovement #Telus

WE Day Ottawa November 9, 2016 started as a sombre day for many, as people across the world awoke to the results of the American election. Luckily for me, the day’s mood had a quick turnaround, as I attended high-energy, positive and inspiring WE Day Ottawa, along with 16,000 local students and educators. WE Day […]

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IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

| November 14, 2016 | 6 Comments
IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls! #IBMCyberDay4Girls

  IBM Opens the World of Cybersecurity to Girls Cybersecurity. The amount of crime being committed in this field is rapidly rising. It is also suffering from a shortage of 1.5 million people to help stop this crime from occurring. What is even more shocking is the lack of women working in this field. Did […]

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It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

| November 11, 2016 | 10 Comments
It Takes a Village…Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

  It’s almost that time of year again: the parent-teacher conference. This is a meeting between you and your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s progress in school so far. As a teacher, I cannot stress how crucial a strong partnership between the teacher and parents is in the education of children. The open communication […]

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Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa ~ November 6th

| October 28, 2016 | 3 Comments
Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa ~ November 6th

  Our Kids Private School Expo – Ottawa     The school your child attends has a profound impact on his or her success. The right school just as the wrong one, can make a lasting impact. On Sunday, November 6th don’t miss the RSVP for family admission. Network with experts & top schools Education experts, School heads and leaders from […]

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Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

| September 15, 2016 | 69 Comments
Adventure and Fun Awaits with the VTech Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/14

Just because school is back in session does not mean that the fun has to end for kids! We try to get our kids outside and going on fun adventures, whether it be on their bikes, at the park or in our own back yard. They have also been bitten by the technology bug, so […]

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

| August 19, 2016 | 4 Comments
5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

    5 Tips to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework One of the questions that make parents feel like a broken record is “Did you do your homework?” Some kids’ grades suffer because they forget about or simply choose not to do their homework. Try these tips in your home to turn the […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

| August 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School

    5 Ways to Prepare Your Kindergartner for the First Day of School Going back to school is tricky for any kid, but the nerves associated with the first day of a kindergartner are even more pronounced for little ones starting (not to mention their parents!). Consider these 5 tips for making the transition a […]

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How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

| July 19, 2016 | 11 Comments
How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide

  How To Prevent the Summer Grade Slide Schools out for summer! But come September, Teachers across the country will be completing their initial baseline assessment for their new class, detailing the children’s level of understanding, comparing it to the last teachers report just a short couple of months ago and finding they don’t quite […]

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Build and Battle Your Way to Fun This Summer with HEXBUG! #Review

| July 11, 2016 | 6 Comments
Build and Battle Your Way to Fun This Summer with HEXBUG! #Review

Summer is a time for kids to let their hair down and have fun. There are some days where kids are at home and feel as though they have nothing to do. For days like this, I like to get my kids involved in doing something interactive and that they can learn from while they […]

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