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Drop Everything and Read

Today is the BC Drop Everything and Read Challenge! Have you set aside time today to read? Here’s a true story that reflects on the power of reading.

Expectation Gap

When do parents expect that children can control their emotions? When do parents think that children are able to share and take turns? Is what they expect realistic? Zero to Three’s survey of American parents reveals there’s a gap between what parents expect and what children are developmentally able to do. (Click the images for… Read more

Clear language cookbook

The NWT Literacy Council in partnership with the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority and the NWT/Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program created Great Food for Northern Cooks: Clear and Easy Recipes. It uses ingredients that are available in northern communities, and is a good example of an easy to read cookbook with lots of illustrations.

Life Skills Modules

Are you working with adult literacy students who would like to develop their self confidence, self advocacy, goal setting, time management, and organizational skills? Laubach Literacy of Ontario has learning modules available for free download that include PowerPoint presentations and learner workbooks. Each module is designed for 4-6 sessions, and is suitable for Level 1… Read more

Finding Free Images

Do you ever look for free images to enhance a project? In this video, Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers describes five ways of finding Creative Commons or public domain images.


We are proud to partner with TELUS, the BC Ministry of Social Innovation and Social Development, and the BC Technology for Learning Society to launch pilot program, called Internet for Good, that will offer affordable Internet service to low-income single-parent families across the province on income or disability assistance. visit website

TELUS Internet for Good

Find out more about the TELUS Internet for Good program in this section. Read more

Emotions, Learning and the Brain

Research continues to support our understanding of the important role that emotions play in learning. For a concise research fact sheet that summarizes current understanding of the interplay of thinking and emotion, how experience changes the brain, the role of emotions in learning and how brain development depends on social relationships, click here. To learn… Read more

The “Missing” First Year

A recent survey by ZERO TO THREE in the United States revealed that while parents are aware of the importance of early experiences for their children’s development, they often underestimate how much babies know, learn and feel during the first few months of life. (Click the image to see the full infographic.) ZERO TO THREE… Read more

My Place is Here

I came to Canada last summer. This was a good season to be here because the weather was warm (too warm sometimes!) and that made the transition from my country to Canada easier. After a while, I realized that even if I felt like being on a long vacation, it was difficult for me to… Read more