Going Back to School in a COVID World

With school starting up again, there are definite anxieties that exist surrounding COVID and safety measures. I think this is a great time to remind yourself (and your children) of key safety precautions. We all have a role to play to contribute to the health of our communities, and this includes keeping our hands cleanContinue reading “Going Back to School in a COVID World”

How to Help Your Kids Get Back on Track This September

Research shows that children benefit from routines, and having this consistency in their lives is helpful. The problem with the pandemic, though, is that it’s turned our routines upside-down with bedtimes and typical routines changing. Throwing a 2-month summer break on top of that may leave many parents wondering how they will get their childrenContinue reading “How to Help Your Kids Get Back on Track This September”

Ready to Re-Invent Your Routine? My Top 5 Tips for Easing Back Into Your Back-to-School Schedule

Develop a morning or end-of-day ritual. Set a sleep schedule and get enough sleep. Make the most of your meals. Reflect and seek support if you need it. Schedule your self-care. It can be difficult to re-establish routines after any time of disruption, whether it be a big move or a new job. The COVID-19Continue reading “Ready to Re-Invent Your Routine? My Top 5 Tips for Easing Back Into Your Back-to-School Schedule”

Ready or Not… It’s Time! Back-to-School Shopping Advice From Your Favourite Learning Strategist!

I know, I know… you may not be ready to start thinking about back-to-school shopping quite yet, but here we are at the beginning of August and, before you know it, you will blink and it will be time for students to head back.  Based on my experience as both a Learning Strategist and aContinue reading “Ready or Not… It’s Time! Back-to-School Shopping Advice From Your Favourite Learning Strategist!”

No One Said You Had to Do it Alone: How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed

When I reflect back on this past pandemic-filled year, I am pleased to see that despite the many challenges, I have managed to make some really great progress in several areas of my life. I have managed to create a routine that includes working out more consistently, drinking more water, and regularly meditating and journaling.Continue reading “No One Said You Had to Do it Alone: How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed”

How to Juggle Working from Home While Homeschooling Your Children

It is definitely an unprecedented time right now and we are all collectively facing many changes and challenges when it comes to navigating this new landscape. With most school boards officially starting their “Learn from Home” programs this week, I have had many parents reach out to me for tips on how to manage homeschoolingContinue reading “How to Juggle Working from Home While Homeschooling Your Children”

Supporting Your Child in Learning at Home

As we hear news that school closures will be extended, many parents or guardians may be beginning to worry about how their children will do when trying to learn on their own from home. Here are some tips on how parents or guardians can help their children remain engaged in learning. For elementary school-aged children:Continue reading “Supporting Your Child in Learning at Home”