Teachers can do virtually anything!

2021-10-09T15:01:24+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, education, General, TDSB|

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 - Teachers can do VIRTUALLY anything! That’s a catchphrase seen since the start of the pandemic which forced schools to move to virtual learning. Virtual learning has definitely provided challenges for students, parents and teachers alike. It could be the challenge of learning how to navigate the [...]

Still Spooktacular!

2021-10-08T19:14:00+01:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Activities, children, Community, covid-19, General, Health, youth|

By Yvonne Yorke - October 2021 -  - Every year, Halloween is celebrated as a fun-filled finale to October that delights children and adults alike. Because of the pandemic, Toronto Public Health was not able to support the traditional door-to-door trick or treating in 2020 and as of our print date for [...]

The power of art

2021-10-08T19:22:18+01:00October 1st, 2021|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, Creative Corner, education, General, youth|

By Heather Wilson - October 2021 -  Art can create new futures. It nurtures creativity and imagination and teaches us to use them as tools to explore our world and ourselves. Through art, seemingly impossible ideas can be made real. This power is made even more meaningful when placed in the hands of [...]

Celebrating Better Breakfast Day

2021-09-24T00:20:48+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: children, General, nutrition|

- Christina Tran, (Registered Dietitian) & Yvonne Yorke Breakfast is commonly referred to as “the most important meal of the day.” There are many reasons for this as breakfast is intended to provide us with the energy that we need to start our day. This is especially important for school-aged children. Having a [...]

Commemorating the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

2021-10-08T19:34:47+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: anti-oppressive, children, Community, education, General, Indigenous, policy, racism, youth|

 By Nina Badwal - September 2021 -  This September 30th, we will commemorate the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – a statutory holiday to remember the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada.  A bill creating this new holiday (Bill C-5) was unanimously passed by the Senate in June 2021. Establishing a [...]

A St. James Town teacher reflects on the effectiveness of virtual learning

2021-09-16T19:17:58+01:00September 1st, 2021|Categories: children, Community, education, General|

- By Nea Maaty - For almost two years, Toronto and many parts of Ontario have been dealing with a lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Education-wise, students are either homeschooling, involved in virtual schooling or a combination of the two. One thing we do know is that students are not having the [...]

Back to school in a new post-pandemic world

2021-08-06T18:50:00+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: children, Community, covid-19, education, General, Health, mental health, TDSB, youth|

- By Yvonne Yorke - - This mural is approximately 10-years-old. Have you ever wondered what Article 26 is about? If so, here is the answer:  Article 26 is from the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights:  Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary [...]

Orange Shirt Day: Teachings of Canada’s grim history of residential schools

2021-10-08T19:48:51+01:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: children, education, General, Indigenous|

By Nina Badwal - August 2021 -  Sept. 24, 2018. Cut-out orange t-shirts hanging on a clothesline in the hallway of Rose Avenue Junior Public School with the slogan “Every Child Matters.” (Photo: Catherine Inglis) The students of Rose Avenue Junior Public School in St. James Town are preparing for the new [...]

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