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2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card

Earlier this week, First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition released the 2015 BC Child Poverty Report Card. “The latest figures from Statistics Canada (2013) once again show that too many BC children— 1 in 5 — are growing up in poverty. Our child poverty rate con­tinues to exceed the Canadian average and BC… Read more

Three Facts about Mindset in Learning

20 Questions and Answers About Dyslexia

Earlier this month, Reading Rockets posted 20 Questions/Answers about Dyslexia That Teachers Can Use to Reshape Instruction.  Here’s a sample: In what ways do students with dyslexia read differently? Can they overcome dyslexia by reading more? Do reading problems and failure to keep pace stem from being lazy or unmotivated? To read the other 17… Read more

Educational Technology in Corrections

Educational Technology in Corrections is a recent American report describing the current status of education technology in corrections, existing and emerging approaches to providing these services, and successes and challenges of early implementers. It concludes with a set of recommendations. Click here to read the report.

Financial Literacy Videos

Recently, Chilliwack Learning Community Society created a series of short videos on financial literacy. Take a look. They also have lists of financial literacy resources on their website. Click here to look at them. If any other BC literacy organizations have created financial literacy resources they’d like to share, please email library@decoda.ca.

National Child Day

Today, Canada is celebrating National Child Day in recognition of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Click the image below for a child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For more child’s rights posters and publications, visit the… Read more

Five Hobbies That Can Make You Smarter

Have fun while working your brain! Click the image below for an infographic of Five Hobbies That Can Make You Smarter.

Boosting Math

Boosting Math is an online video that delivers four key messages about learning math that provide research-based encouragement. This could be good to view with students who are having difficulty learning math. To learn more about how new brain research findings and a growth mindset can impact the way math is taught, visit Youcubed. It’s… Read more

Bullying Prevention

This week is Bullying Prevention Week. Click the image below for an infographic outlining six facts about bullying in Canada. To learn more about bullying and what can be done to stop it, visit PREVNet, a Canadian network of researchers and organizations working together to stop bullying in Canada.

Financial Literacy for Newcomers

Recently, Prosper Canada produced Financial Literacy and Newcomers to Canada, a brief overview of the financial literacy needs of those new to Canada. It mentions a number of financial literacy resources, including the following. Financial Literacy for Immigrant Women is a program created by the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women in partnership with the Calgary Immigrant… Read more