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Niitsitapi Preschoolers Need New Outdoor Play Activities

By | August 9, 2019

The Niitsitapi Learning Centre is a unique school that focuses on Early Education for Indigenous students. Children from Kindergarten to Grade Two get a head start on learning while nurturing their cultural background. The Centre teaches the Alberta Program of Studies through First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences. One of EducationMatters’ primary mandates  Continue Reading »

Using Monologues and Masks to Spark Mental Health Discussions

By | July 23, 2019

Mental health. It is often a difficult subject to broach, compounded by centuries of stigma that still affect the way we view and talk about mental health as a whole. Normalizing the conversation and correcting misinformation and misunderstanding about the topic is the first step towards viewing mental health in the same way we consider  Continue Reading »

School Grants Can Help Build Future NBA Champs

By | June 28, 2019

With the Toronto Raptors being the latest NBA Champions, the popularity of basketball has greatly increased in Canada. For students at Glenbrook School, the sport of basketball has significantly increased grades in Physical Education on student report cards, and this would not have been possible without the support of EducationMatters, who granted the school funds  Continue Reading »

Elementary School Students Learn Indigenous Stories Through Art

By | June 21, 2019

Photo Credit: CBC News Indigenous culture is a cornerstone of Canada’s identity. In Alberta, all students learn about the history and legacy of the Indigenous peoples to honour the commitment made to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to understand an important part of our country’s past. Traditionally, the teachings of the Indigenous peoples are  Continue Reading »

Changing Student Lives with Music Therapy

By | May 28, 2019

Music has the power to transcend communication challenges, elevate mood, and help to build relationships. It has measurable benefits in the general population, but its effects on individuals with cognitive impairments can be life-changing.

Young Masters Program Enhances CBE’s Art Curriculum

By | May 13, 2019

As part of the core curriculum here in Alberta, the arts are an essential element of our students’ education, and providing varied, engaging opportunities for our young people to learn through arts programming is incredibly important to students’ growth. Off-campus learning can have a massive impact on students’ enjoyment and understanding of the arts, but  Continue Reading »

Windows Into Our World

By | April 8, 2019

Moving to a new place can be daunting, but imagine the upheaval of moving coupled with the added complication of not speaking the native language of your new home.  An already stressful and potentially isolating experience becomes even more so, and can make the transition for children of immigrants incredibly difficult. Falconridge School in Calgary’s  Continue Reading »

Creating Math Excitement: How Tech is Helping

By | March 11, 2019

Mathletics! It’s the new online subscription service that donors have made possible at Highwood School for all of its students to help them engage with math concepts, and other students, in new ways.

Generous Scholarship Inspires a Career and a Belief in Others

By | February 20, 2019

“As a child I always believed in the kindness of strangers, but with the reality of things going on in my world, I was rudely reminded of how naïve my beliefs were. To be quite honest, I grew up in an environment where people took things. People take and take but rarely give.”

Creating Math Thinking Classrooms

By | January 29, 2019

Hesitation. Nervousness. Anxiety. Not exactly the emotions that foster a strong learning environment, but for many students these are unfortunately a first response when presented with new math problems.