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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The theme this year is “Workplace Stress: a collective challenge”. It’s a good day to remember some of the things we can do to manage workplace stress. To learn more about workplace stress, click here for The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety workplace… Read more

BC TEAL Refugee Project

The BC TEAL Refugee Project was created as a way for BC TEAL members to share their expertise and experience as English language teachers by volunteering to tutor new arrivals to Canada who are unable to attend government-funded English language classes. The project has created a website to share ideas and resources. There are resources… Read more

Book Spine Poems

Have you heard of book spine poetry? It’s another form of found poetry and a fun and easy way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Gather up some books, read the titles and stack them to create a short poem that creates an image, feeling or scene. For more tips on creating a book spine poem,… Read more

Hands on Banking

Hands on Banking is a free financial literacy curriculum with courses for adults, seniors, young adults, teens and kids. There is also a course for those interested in entrepreneurship. Designed by Wells Fargo, the products and regulations are American, but the basic money management skills information is applicable to Canadian audiences. In addition to self-paced… Read more

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and the theme for 2016 is Trees for the Earth. If you’re looking for resources to teach about nature and how we can help protect it, Nature Works Everywhere is a website from The Nature Conservancy that hosts a selection of 56 videos with accompanying lessons plans. And, if your students… Read more

Poem in Your Pocket Day

It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day today! Write a poem, transport it in your pocket, and share with friends during your daily travels. It’s easy! April is National Poetry Month. In Canada, the theme is The Road. Take your pocket poem on the road and share!

Digital Badges

Digital micro-credentials are a new way to capture and share what an individual knows and can do. Find out how to obtain your digital badges on this page. Read more

The Importance of Visual Mathematics – and Fingers

Evidence from new brain research demonstrates the importance of visual engagement, finger perception and finger knowledge to learning mathematics. Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class briefly describes the research and what it means for teaching mathematics to all ages and at all levels. For a fuller understanding of the research, read SEEING… Read more

Click if You Agree

When you sign up for a service or app online, do you read the privacy policy and terms of use thoroughly? While we know it can be important, because it spells out our rights, responsibilities and liabilities, most of us don’t read everything before we click to agree. This holds true for teens as well… Read more

Newspaper Blackout Poems

Found poetry is created by selecting words and phrases from one or more non-poetic sources and using them to create a poem. The text can come from a variety of sources, including books, newspaper articles, letters, menus, brochures, and shopping lists. One form of found poetry is erasure or blackout poetry. Using existing text, the… Read more