Teaching strategies

Wee Read and Pee Wee Read

Are you interested in enriching the reading life of a child? Learn how best to support a child’s reading at home with wee read and pee wee read. Calgary Learns …

Using The Westcoast Reader as a Digital Resource

Did you know that The Westcoast Reader is now available as a digital newspaper? This format is great for tutors and other practitioners working remotely. Earlier this year Felisha Chuter …

New! Come Read with Me videos

Today is the start of Raise-a-Reader Week! This fund-raising campaign supports family literacy. What a fitting time to introduce the newly released Come Read with Me videos. This series of …

Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching

Last week we looked at some of the recent Tips for Teaching Remotely. Today, we’re sharing a collection of readings on tools and techniques for online teaching: Distance Learning: Improving …

Tips for Teaching Remotely

Earlier this year many students and teachers made the switch to remote teaching and learning. This was done on short notice and now teachers have had time to reflect on …

Wordless Videos as Teaching Tools

Do you use short, wordless videos as a teaching tool? They can warm up a class, prompt speaking and writing activities, and encourage problem solving. Here are three samples to …

New Blended Learning Guide

Want to combine in-person and online instruction for adult literacy students? You’ll want to browse this new guide. The What, Why, Who, and How of Blended Learning for Adult Basic …

Talking with Children about Race and Racism

How do you talk with young children about race and racism? When should you start?  What is age appropriate?  Following the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests, many parents …

Learning to Teach at a Distance

Have you made a fast change from in-person to distance teaching or tutoring? Would you like to feel more prepared? Many people are feeling the same way. Some helpful resources …

Online Resources for Tutors

How can we provide resources to volunteer tutors while practising social distancing? Today we’d like to highlight a few online resources. Tutoring Basics A Frontier College Tutor’s Guide: Working with …