Raising Monarchs

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...

A Natural Way to Learn

“Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth   If I told you that we made Dandelion Playdoh 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...

Mimico Tulip Festival 2019 and the Oak Learners Tulip

May 28, 2019 marked the 17th Annual Mimico Village 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...
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 of these fascinating insects. As a teacher,
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“Let Nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth   If I told you that we made Dandelion Playdoh 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
Education
May 28, 2019 marked the 17th Annual Mimico Village 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 24 4-ft tulips
Events
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 brain. Music instruction, in particular, can directly
Education
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
School Life
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 through helping out
Events, School Life
“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
Education
Hon. James Maloney visits Oak Learners Summer 2018
Hon. James Maloney visits Oak Learners Summer 2018 We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt At Oak Learners, our mandate includes helping all learners reach their potential through creativity, confidence and community. This mandate goes
Education, School Life
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
Education
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
Education, School Life

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