It makes sense for children in the early stages of learning to read to be given decodable books. www.shutterstock.com A child’s early experiences with books both at home and later in school have the potential to significantly affect future reading performance. Parents play a key role in building oral language and literacy […]

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark addresses the inaugural B.C. Tech Summit, in Vancouver, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) VANCOUVER — Students in British Columbia’s public elementary schools are on track to become the first generation to get basic training in computer coding as the province answers a […]

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Why do Asian children perform so well at maths? www.shutterstock.com There is a common belief that Asians are naturally gifted at maths. Asian countries like Singapore and Japan lead the ranks in first and second position on maths performance in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tables – an […]

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Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. By Peter Gray on May 05, 2015 in Freedom to Learn Many preschool and kindergarten teachers have told me that they are extremely upset—some to the point of being ready to resign—by the increased pressure on them to teach academic skills to little children […]