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Know Your Financial Rights and Responsibilities – FLM Week 5

November is Financial Literacy Month. This week’s theme is Know your financial rights and responsibilities. The key messages are: The more you know and understand about your financial rights and responsibilities, the easier it is to avoid costly surprises and to reach your financial goals We all have a responsibility to inform ourselves of fees,… Read more

The 12 Apps of Christmas

Are you short on time to learn about new apps that can help support teaching and learning? You might want to try The 12 Apps of Christmas, a free online microlearning opportunity for BC post secondary educators. Starting December 4th, 2017, the 12 Apps of Christmas will launch, and we will highlight and unveil a new… Read more

Giving Tuesday – the global day of giving

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday.  It is a global movement for giving and volunteering when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. On November 28th, across Canada and around the world, nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals are encouraged to donate time and resources to address… Read more

Talking About Wordless Picture Books

Talking About Wordless Picture Books: A Tutor Strategy Supporting English Language Learners is a guide to using wordless books with low-intermediate ELL parents of preschoolers in a family literacy program. It provides instructional activities with guidance on specific learning strategies to help the parents build and practice English conversational skills. Tutors model conversational skills by… Read more

Financial Literacy in the ELL Classroom

As a follow up to last week’s Financial Literacy Resources for ESL Learners blogpost, read Financial Literacy in the ELL Classroom, an interview with Shannon Lu, an instructor at Bow Valley College’s Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. She talks about how she approaches financial literacy in her English language learning classroom.

BC TEAL’s 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to BC TEAL on celebrating its 50th anniversary! BC TEAL (British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language) is a nonprofit organization of educators committed to the growth and development of the profession of teaching English as an additional language. Take a look at their summer issue of TEAL News for a glimpse… Read more


Can you tell fake news from real news? Try Factitious to test your ability. This online game was developed by the American University JoLT team to playfully show how to detect fake news. The stories are all from the internet, but they have been condensed and edited for the game. It’s a fun way to… Read more

Universal Children’s Day and Child Rights Education Week

Today is Universal  Children’s Day and this year’s theme is It’s a #Kids TakeOver. UNICEF has invited children from around the world to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted on 20th November. Today is also the start of Child Rights Education Week in Canada. Click here for… Read more

Teach children about money – FLM Week 4

November is Financial Literacy Month. This week’s theme is Teach children about money. The key message is that financial literacy is an essential life skill, just like reading and writing. Start teaching children about money when they’re young.   The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has information on how to teach children and teens about… Read more

The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf

In this TED Talk, children’s author Grace Lin makes the case for diversity in children’s books, stories that are mirrors of a child’s experience and stories that are windows to the world.  She believes, “Books erase bias, they make the uncommon every day, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.” A TED… Read more