What am I Reading?! Comprehension Tips for Moms, Teachers and Students

Whether you’re a parent who’s teaching their child how to read, a teacher searching for instructional strategies, or a student desiring to improve their reading, we can look to the tried and trusted CAFE Literacy approach to strengthen reading comprehension. The CAFE Literacy system breaks reading into the strands of Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanded…

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Five Study Tips from a PhD Student

With exams right around the corner this can be a stressful time of the year for many students (and parents)! To ease your anxiety, we’ve asked PhD student Yeji An to share her top five study tips! 1. Study regularly in short intervals. In a study done by UCLA research found that cramming was scientifically…

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18 Activities to do With Your Family in Toronto

As December approaches, anticipation for the holidays grows! One of the many holiday joys includes spending quality time with family and friends. Though we love to spend time with our children, we know that having them home for extended periods of time can result in a bored, mischievous and sometimes whiney mess. That’s why we’ve…

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How to Help Your Child Succeed in Math

We know that math can be daunting for some students and that’s why we’ve put together a list of websites for students, parents and teachers. We hope that these resources will grow your understanding of and love for math! Enjoy and feel free to share!  Apps:  Prodigy – Prodigy is the math curriculum meshed with your…

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Praising Children for ‘Being Smart’ May Promote Cheating

In light of Leapfrog Learning Tutor’s emphasis on the Growth Mindset, we’ve found research thats suggests praising kids for “being smart” promotes dishonesty in children as young as the age of 3! These findings illustrate the importance for teachers and parents to celebrate effort and improvement over intelligence in order to reduce unhealthy expectations for…

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