Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year the focus is on optimizing the collection and use of data on occupational health and safety. Did you know that there’s a made-in-BC curriculum that is designed to help build students’ literacy skills while they learn information about health and safety at work?… Read more
Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! The League of Canadian Poets is offering a selection of poems by Canadian poets to help you celebrate the day. Click here to download the 2017 Poem in Your Pocket Day booklet.
The Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education is a joint publication of The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) and Rutgers University. It contains peer reviewed research articles, practitioner action research articles, resource and technology reviews, and commentary on current trends and issues in adult education and literacy. The… Read more
Do your students experience math anxiety? If they do, they’re not alone. It’s estimated that about 20 percent of the population has math anxiety. Why do people get so anxious about math? Here’s a new TED-Ed lesson on math anxiety – how it develops and how to deal with it. Click here for the full… Read more
This week is National Volunteer Week. The focus this year is on volunteer recognition. We would like to highlight the impact of literacy volunteers throughout the week. If you have a great volunteer you would like to recognize, please send us a photo and a couple of sentences describing what that person does and the… Read more
Adults need certain skills to get and keep a job, provide responsive care for children, manage a household, and contribute to their community. Stressful experiences during childhood as well as stressful experiences for adults compromise those skills. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has produced a report Building Core Capabilities for Life:… Read more
This Sunday is World Book and Copyright Day. “World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens.”
Earth Day is celebrated every April 22nd. It is a time to focus on learning about the environment and environmental protection. For a variety of resources with learning activities, click Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas. To borrow The Garden Classroom, email email@example.com .
A Guide for Trusted Adults is designed to prepare parents/guardians, teachers, mentors, health and wellness providers, law enforcement, and technology professional to be the trusted adults girls and young women need when they have problems online. It includes: practical information about the issues girls and young women face conversation-starters for adults to start talking to them about these issues… Read more
Using descriptive words in conversations and day to day interactions with children helps build their creativity as well as their vocabulary. Using Fanciful, Magical Language in Preschool briefly describes how this can be done in an early childhood setting and offers samples of descriptive words to use in a variety of learning centres. A selection… Read more