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.
World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness and educating the young minds of this globe about mental health issues and maintaining mental health.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
With summer ending and back to school coming around the corner, the talks about classrooms begin to arise once again. Kelly Ferrell, Oak Learners Principal, was a special guest on the Etobicoke Lakeshore Podcast to talk more about back-to-school and getting your kids ready for classrooms again. Click the link above or here to listen to the podcast! With that being said, here are 4 tips you can do to get your kids ready for back-to-school.
With 2021 Summer Camps fully booked and even a waitlist being created, you could say this year was a great achievement and success for all staff and members at Oak Learners. Parents and children were excited to return back to yearly Summer Camp and connecting again with their fellow peers and camp counsellors.
Tutoring is a great next step to further develop certain skills, areas of weakness, or getting ahead. Parents thinking about what type of tutoring to put their children in might find it difficult, with varying options across the internet and in schools. Today we are going to talk about tutoring and the benefits of personalized one on one tutoring, and how it can greatly improve learning experiences in students.
We’re excited to announce that Kelly Farrell, Oak Learners director, is featured on the front page of the August 2021 issue of the Etobicoke Lakeshore Press!
"Literacy opens doors to understanding, empathy, critical thinking, and the capacity for lifelong learning" (Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation, n.d.). Children's books are typically 2D with plenty of pictures but may include interactive components such as...
Every child has their own way of retaining information through each of their senses. Before embarking on the language learning journey, it may be a good idea to figure out what your child’s learning style is. This can be done simply by observing their actions and interests.
Oak Learners incorporates their philosophy of teaching in a way that is suitable for each individual child! Children at Oak Learners are provided with learning experiences integrating the 3Rs that allow them to achieve great success rather than learning challenges...
We all know about the 5 senses, touch, taste, smell, sound, sight, but did you know there are actually 2 more very important forgotten senses? These are the vestibular and proprioception senses. Those are some big words, but what do they mean? Let’s find out! Think...