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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
“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.”
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.
“When I did not feel like coming to school, I would remember my project and come anyway. It was literally the only reason I got out of bed,” says a woodworking student in the Calgary Board of Education’s Discovering Choices program.
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