Children’s Books for your Little Artist

Summer is in full swing, and for many children and families it means that there is more time for a beloved activity: reading! Whether your child already loves art or you are trying to encourage their budding creativity, there are many books out there that help to...

Science Virtual Field Trips: Understanding the World Around Us

Science offers such a wide range of topics to learn about that there is definitely something for everyone! In our virtual science classes at Oak Learners we have been exploring many areas of science such as learning about animals, outer space, the weather, and even...

Learning French from Home: Fun Online Resources

As the school year comes to a close, many parents are looking for learning resources that their children can use over the summer. More specifically, French resources are in high demand! Parents who do not speak the language want to provide their children with exposure...
Raising Monarch butterflies with children

Raising Monarch butterflies with children

Oak Learners founder, Kelly Farrell, first experienced the magic of raising monarchs as a student in Second Grade. Her teacher at the time, Ms. Thoeny, raised Monarchs in her classroom each year, introducing her students to the magical life cycle and migratory journey...

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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...

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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...

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21st Century Literacies and Evolving Pedagogy

21st Century Literacies and Evolving Pedagogy

“If we teach today the way we were taught yesterday, we aren’t preparing students for today or tomorrow.” Curriculum and educational pedagogy have been rewritten innumerable times from age to age, but the essential skills students have been taught have remained the...

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The Importance of Teaching Kids Mental Monologues

Written by: Kelly Letros - Behaviour Therapist During spring break, I was enthused to spend my week with children who had registered for a week-long camp program. Daily, they were running to and fro through the corridors of the centre, from one pre-planned activity to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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