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Partner Showcase: Humber College Placement Student

Oak Learners has teamed up with Humber College and various other colleges to gather talented students from across Canada to work inside the school. Nick started at Oak Learners in the summer of 2022 as a placement student on the administration team. Nick shared what he has learned from working at Oak Learners and what takeaways he has from the placement.

Oak Learners and LEGS – A Perfect Match!

Oak Learners is proud to have developed a partnership with long-time members of LEGS (Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society), a local community-based gardening organization, that provides outdoor education and stewardship enrichment programs for our students! This...

Truth and Reconciliation – Orange Shirt Day

Truth and Reconciliation Day is approaching on September 30, to honor the Survivors of Residential Schools and the Native Community. Oak Learners is lucky to have a diverse group of dedicated teachers, including Doran Reed, who identifies as a Non-Status Metis. Doran...
Discussing the Topic of Mental Health

Discussing the Topic of Mental Health

What size is your cup today? What will make your cup overflow? These are questions everyone can ask themselves when considering how they’re feeling on a daily basis. Mental health is an internal resource that helps us balance our feelings, how we cope with daily stresses and how we build resilience and grow from these experiences.

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Why Is Personalized Learning So Effective?

Why Is Personalized Learning So Effective?

Personalized learning empowers students and teachers to take control of their learning experience. In a student-focused classroom, students learn at their own pace, whether they’re ahead of their learning curve or need a bit of extra time to work through certain subjects. Not only does personalized learning give tools for curriculum success, but it maximizes student engagement and interest.

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Effective Musical Instrument Practice at Home

Effective Musical Instrument Practice at Home

Most people understand that the more practice on your instrument, the better you become. When it comes to habits, consistency is an important factor in making routines for practice. Some wonder how you can improve your practice habits without causing too much stress? Let’s look at six ways you can make better use of your time when practicing your musical instruments at home.

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5 Mindfulness Activities for Kids

5 Mindfulness Activities for Kids

Mindfulness is a human ability that allows one to be present and aware of their surroundings and their own being, allowing them to not be overly reactive or overwhelmed by the world that surrounds them. When you bring awareness to what you’re experiencing, through your emotions and thoughts, you are being mindful.

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More Than Just an Orange Shirt

More Than Just an Orange Shirt

n 1973, 6-year-old, Phyllis Webstad lived on the Dog Creek reserve and was sent to “The Mission”, a residential school. As she prepared to leave home, her grandmother managed to buy her a new outfit for her first day and Phyllis chose a bright and beautiful orange shirt. However, when she got to the residential school, they stripped her of all her clothes, and she never saw the orange shirt again.

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Apps Every Student Should Download on their Phone

Apps Every Student Should Download on their Phone

There are certain apps that every student should download on their phone. There are thousands of apps accessible and thousands created every single day. It may be hard to find ones that benefit students, but no worries! We’re here to help! Here are 5 top apps we recommend all students should download right now!

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The Best Study Tips for Young Students

The Best Study Tips for Young Students

During this time of year it can be hard to get your children back in school mode. Having study tips on hand for back to school time can be greatly beneficial getting your kids back in the homework groove. Here are 4 of the best study tips to start the school year off.

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What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf? Fun & Educational Games for Students

What’s The Time, Mr. Wolf? Fun & Educational Games for Students

What Time is It, Mr.Wolf is a classic game that lots of teachers introduce to their students as a beginner game. There’s lots of games that are not only fun, but can be very educational to younger students at the same time. Today we’re going to get into 4 in-school games that we recommend or that you can even try at home with your children!

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4 Things for the First Week of Back to School

4 Things for the First Week of Back to School

It is an exciting time for parents and students around Canada to begin their first days back to school. Bringing all of that excitement in, there are many things that should be considered when bringing your students back into the classroom, and here are 4 tips to help start off the school year!

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5 Must Know Test Tips for Young Students

5 Must Know Test Tips for Young Students

Test tips are a great start to getting your children prepared for back to school time in the classrooms. Tests are a big part of students lives even throughout high school and university, so getting them in good study habits and test taking habits can greatly increase test scores and decrease stress levels. Here are 5 great test tips for younger students.

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Why Students Should Use Technology in Classrooms

Why Students Should Use Technology in Classrooms

There are many reasons why students should use technology in classrooms. It is beneficial for not only learning, processing information, and also teaching. With the world adapting and technology becoming a large focal point in everyday life, it is taught more often than 10 years ago. Technology is used in almost every modern day business and experience with technology is crucial. Today we talk about 4 reasons why technology shouldn’t be considered such a bad thing in schools.

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7 Rooms Every Private School Needs – Campus Tour

7 Rooms Every Private School Needs – Campus Tour

Kelly Farrell, principal at Oak Learners, showcases our wonderful facilities that help encourage personalized learning for every student that walks in the doors. Throughout the tour, many of our rooms that have students filled inside everyday are shown. Here are the 7 rooms that every private school needs!

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