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Who’s Afraid of Big Bad Technology?

By Cathy Pettigrew, M.Ed. Director and Chief Enthusiast at KNB Learning™ Do you remember the song? Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? The big, bad wolf? The big, bad wolf? Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Tra-la-la-la-la… This song came to mind just now, as I signed off of Skype with my 9-year […]

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Great Questions to Ask at the Parent Teacher Conference

Parent teacher conferences are a great time to check in with your child’s teacher about your child’s academic progress and social development. But given the number of teachers you’re scheduled to meet with, and the relatively short amount of time you have to spend with each of them, it can be challenging to get a complete picture of […]

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10 Good Study Habits to Help Your Child Succeed in the New School Year

By Sylvan Learning Once the shiny, freshness of back to school wears off, students and parents know it’s time to get down to business. Particularly for students heading to middle school or high school, the homework assignments become tougher, workloads get heavier and staying ahead of the curve becomes more of a challenge. As a […]

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Motivating Kids to Practice

By Dr. Rick Bavaria For Sylvan Learning During the transition from lazy summer days to hectic, back-to-school routines, it can be difficult to get kids motivated to practice. “Hey, cabbie, how do I get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice! Practice!” Yes, old joke. But kids need to practice to get on the Honor Roll, the softball team, […]

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School is In – Celebrating New Beginnings!

By Cathy Pettigrew, M.Ed.  Director and Chief Enthusiast at KNB Learning™  So, September has come and gone, school is solidly underway, and we are celebrating a month of officially opening our doors to the new home of KNB Learning in Oakville.  New beginnings for everyone!    For our kids – new teachers, new classrooms, new curriculum, new […]

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Kids n bricks has a brand new home and a new name!

Kids n bricks has a brand new home and a new name! They are now located at 609 Ford Drive, Unit 7, in southeast Oakville, just south of the QEW, and a hop, skip and jump from Hwy 403. They celebrated the Grand Opening of their new home over the weekend of September 9th and […]

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Singapore maths inspires UK educators

The “mastery” method, as Singapore’s approach is called in Britain, introduces core concepts gradually. Ideas are broken down into small steps, using real-life objects such as cubes to illustrate a point, before moving on to drawings and then concepts. PHOTO: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Study finds that British children made more progress in subject when teachers […]

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Learning Potential Assessments with FASTRACKIDS

While researching for studies and applications to assess children’s learning style, we came across this brilliant testing procedure which has helped phenomenally to determine how kids will perform at their optimum learning potential. What is it FASTRACKIDS LEARNING POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT?  Based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence, the FasTrack® Learning Potential Assessment (FLPA) is an assessment tool […]

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Charged Up! How We STEM Powered Our Kids

By 5minutesformom Hi! We’re Susan and Janice, twin mommy bloggers, of 5 Minutes for Mom. 5 Minutes for Mom is an essential go-to site for moms that entertains and informs while promoting the online mom community. Our daughters, Sophia, Julia, and Olivia, had an amazing opportunity to try out Sylvan Learning’s EDGE program. When we […]

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TUTORS IN OAKVILLE

Tutors in Oakville includes several options such as in home tutors, tutoring in centres and help in specific subjects by working with a math tutor or an English tutor. Explore this round up of Oakville tutors and tutoring services that can help your child have the best school year yet. If you are looking for […]

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