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“Butterfly Hug” Technique

“Butterfly Hug” Technique

Life events and our daily stressors can have the potential to create a situation in which our emotions become a destructive form of anxiety. These destructive emotions include but are not limited to a racing heart, obsessive thinking and, inability to breathe. The...
Outdoor Activities: Paint the Snow!

Outdoor Activities: Paint the Snow!

We have been getting a lot of snow the past couple of weeks and this particular activity looked like so much fun to me! All you need is a bin filled with snow and some paint or markers! With the use of paint brushes, sponges, and any other crafty tools to use, the...
Screen Time: Scary or Necessary?

Screen Time: Scary or Necessary?

If you’re like me, you have likely spent your child’s early years making extraordinary efforts to limit screen time and avoid the 80’s “TV Babysitter”. Yet, here we are in 2021 faced with the necessity of doing almost everything in our days on a screen. No longer do...
Support Local, Support Learning

Support Local, Support Learning

First published in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Magazine, November Edition The Pandemic has taught us to value many local resources we may previously have taken for granted. We have been forced to shop local, eat local and enjoy the hidden gems in our community. These...
Meet Donna Reed, Yoga Instructor

Meet Donna Reed, Yoga Instructor

Life has thrown me a few thorns. A PE teacher in grade school taught Yoga and I found all aspects of Yoga helped me to deal with the trauma I had experienced growing up.  I grew up with an alcoholic father, who beat my mother; and at age 11, I talked the knife out of...
COVID-19 Update from Oak Learners

COVID-19 Update from Oak Learners

Updated: March 17, 2020, 9:00am Dear Oak Learners Community, It is with a heavy heart that I follow-up my previous communication with a new announcement that Oak Learners will be closed for in-person programming until further notice. This announcement follows the...
A Natural Way to Learn

A Natural Way to Learn

“Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth If I told you that we made Dandelion Play Dough today, you may well wonder what it had to do with the curriculum, but in fact it was one of the best learning experiences for students and teachers alike! For the past...

Mimico Tulip Festival 2019 and the Oak Learners Tulip

May 28, 2019 marked the 17th AnnualMimico Tulip Festival. This was the fourth year that Oak Learners had the honour of participating in the festival and the second year that our students participated in the Mimico Village Street Art Project. The Street Art project has...
This is your brain on music

This is your brain on music

Neuroeducation is playing a key role in the future of education, where the curriculum is based not just on teaching subjects but on preparing brains for learning. Research over the past several years has strongly identified links between language and music within the...
Shifting Families from Chaos to Calm

Shifting Families from Chaos to Calm

The Secret Tool that Can Instantly Shift Families from Chaos to Calm (and for some reason, nobody seems to ever talk about it) “Did you brush your teeth?” “Don’t forget to pack your gym clothes.” No TV right now, hurry up and eat your cereal.” “Did you put your trip...
Kindness is Worthy

Kindness is Worthy

Every small act of kindness matters and has the potential to make a huge impact in the lives of others. During our final week of summer camp, our theme was “Be The Change”. Students were inspired to share kindness with their friends and family and even...
Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day

Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day

We live in a changing world, where it is becoming ever-important to take steps towards conserving the Earth’s resources for generations to come. At our school, environmental awareness has always been a priority for both staff and students alike. Through participation...
March Break 2018

March Break 2018

Enjoy these highlights from our 2018 March Break Camp at Oak Learners! Our campers explored so many exciting things this week, including endangered animals, music from around the world, handmade snacks and treats and so many wonderful walks through our...
Learning Styles and Student Differentiation

Learning Styles and Student Differentiation

Unique Learning Styles Howard Gardner coined the term Multiple Intelligences first in 1983 to describe the evident fact that there are many different ways that people learn. Some people learn from listening, some from watching and others from doing. People also have...

Oak Learners Grand Opening Celebration

Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration, to be held on October 3rd at 6:30pm at Oak Learners, located at 394 Royal York Road. We want to recognize the efforts of so many people who have contributed to the expansion and new home of Oak Learners. Sperry Bilyea,...

Fall’s in Full Swing at Oak Learners

Our Fall programs kicked off this week and our new centre is full of life, love and music! Children in our Day School began exploring Healthy Bodies and came up with some fantastic questions they wonder about our bodies. They also took a trip to Mimico Library and...
Summer 2017 Camps at Oak Learners

Summer 2017 Camps at Oak Learners

Throughout the summer Oak Learners offered a unique camp experience designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children. Themes throughout the summer included Maker Mania, Canada 150, Aboriginal Art Around the World, Junior Scientists and Music, Movement and...
New Beginnings at Oak Learners

New Beginnings at Oak Learners

Recognizing the need for increased support for students experience difficulty in the school system, Oak Learners brings together professionals to provide an enriched and supportive learning environment for their students. On July 6th, 2017, Oak Learners launches...

Bridge the Gap with Summer Learning

Children are naturally good at learning – it’s what they do from the moment they are born! Children learn language, culture, social norms, and knowledge from everyone around them. For most children, learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings or when schools...

Bridge the Gap at Oak Learners

At Oak Learners we understand that every child learns differently and we love that! Each of the founding partners at Oak Learners have experienced the trials of parenting a child who needs something “more” than what is traditionally offered by both public and private...

Holiday Concert & Social, December 11 2016

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, Oak Learners was thrilled to welcome our friends and families together to celebrate the musical accomplishments of our students. We gathered at Placebo Place, a local lounge and live-music venue to listen to selections prepared by our...
Nutritious Meals for Busy Families

Nutritious Meals for Busy Families

Life is hectic! Meal planning, shopping, cooking and even finding time to eat together can be challenging.  We worry or feel guilty if we don’t provide all the food groups, or if our children won’t eat them, never have time to read the food labels when shopping...
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