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Know Your Financial Rights and Responsibilities

Make Informed Decisions is the theme for the third week of Financial Literacy Month. To learn more about what you should know before you make decisions about products and services with a financial institution, visit Financial rights and responsibilities from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Let’s Play! Activities for Families

Let’s Play! Activities for Families is a new package of resources developed by the BC Ministry of Education for parents and caregivers who want to support their child’s early learning through play. Each booklet contains four play activities that include all the details needed to do each activity and an explanation of how the activity… Read more

Pronunciation for Adult ESL Students

Watch a pre-beginning level adult ESL class as they move through their weekly pronunciation routine and practice word stress with vocabulary words in their weekly reading. The teacher uses multisensory activities to engage learners and help them to hear and produce the rhythm of English. This is one in a series of videos on pronunciation… Read more

Five Indigenous Financial Literacy Resources

The financial literacy challenges of Indigenous individuals and communities are complicated by cultural and structural barriers. (Collin, 2011) Here are five resources that have been developed to support Indigenous financial literacy: Financial Health and Wealth is a new publication from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. While NWAC focuses on the lives of Indigenous women… Read more

Online Picture Prompts

Do your students need some help in finding something to write about? Have you ever tried using online picture prompts? Here are five places you can start finding picture prompts online: Picture Prompts from the New York Times Learning Network includes both photos and illustrations with fairly short introductions. What’s Going On in This Picture?… Read more

Fact or Fiction Online?

This week is Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is Fact or Fake: Helping the World Stop Misinformation it Its Tracks, highlighting the importance of verifying that online information is true, unbiased and relevant. Here are some places you can find more tips and tools for evaluating web information: Authenticating Information including Reality Check –… Read more

Financial Literacy Month – Week 2

Have a plan to pay off your debt is the theme for the second week of Financial Literacy Month. To learn more about managing debt, credit cards, mortgages, loans, lines of credit, credit reports and more, visit Debt and borrowing from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Positive Parenting

Positive parenting is defined by Zero to Three as a set of parental behaviours that support a child’s capacity to love, trust, explore and learn. For a more detailed explanation, read Nine Elements That Power Positive Parenting. How does positive parenting develop the skills that children need? For more on developing these essential life skills… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – November 2018

The November issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is available now. This issue has articles Financial Literacy Month, the referendum on electoral reform, winners of the Literacy Month contest, and more. You can find the Teachers’ Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive the… Read more

Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month! This year’s theme is Invest in your financial well-being. This year, the month is divided into 5 weekly themes: Week 1: Invest in your financial well-being Week 2: Have a plan to pay off your debt Week 3: Make informed decisions Week 4: Start good habits early Week 5: Take… Read more