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 same since the beginning of human civilization. Schools around the world have always Read more about 21st Century Literacies and Evolving Pedagogy[…]

Oak Learners is Bridging the Gap for Ontario Students through Arts and Mindfulness based Elementary Education

Oak Learners is Bridging the Gap for Ontario Students through Arts and Mindfulness based Elementary Education

Oak Learners is Bridging the Gap for Ontario Students through Arts and Mindfulness-based Elementary Education Anxiety levels are up and test scores are down. Ontario students are experiencing record levels of stress, anxiety and suicidal rates are higher than ever before, but students are still under daily pressure to perform to meet provincial standards. Experts Read more about Oak Learners is Bridging the Gap for Ontario Students through Arts and Mindfulness based Elementary Education[…]

Inquiry in the Classroom: How hatching ducklings cultivated a rich learning opportunity for our students

Inquiry in the Classroom: How hatching ducklings cultivated a rich learning opportunity for our students

How do some eggs hatch when others don’t?   Why are eggs different colours?   Can I have a duck as a pet?   Why do ducks have feathers?   Where do ducks live in the winter? These are a few of the questions our students asked when we presented them with an incubator full of duck eggs one Read more about Inquiry in the Classroom: How hatching ducklings cultivated a rich learning opportunity for our students[…]

The Importance of Teaching Kids Mental Monologues

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 another. It was delightful to hear them squealing and giggling Read more about The Importance of Teaching Kids Mental Monologues[…]

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 in global events such as Earth Hour and Earth Day, we raise the awareness Read more about Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day[…]

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 neighbourhood. ” template=”/home/content/p3pnexwpnas01_data02/73/3239973/html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Oak Learners Students Raised over $500 for Homelessness

Oak Learners Students Raised over $500 for Homelessness

On February 24, 2018, a pair of Grade 6 students from Oak Learners walked in solidarity with thousands of people across Canada to raise money and awareness for the homeless as part of the Coldest Night of the Year. Amelie and Daniela became very passionate about helping this vulnerable sector of our population last fall when Read more about Oak Learners Students Raised over $500 for Homelessness[…]

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 different ways to express what they have learned: verbally, kinaesthetically, artistically, etc. As Read more about Learning Styles and Student Differentiation[…]

Oak Learners Grand Opening Celebration

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, founder of the “Shift Your Thinking” Read more about Oak Learners Grand Opening Celebration[…]