Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

Each of our children have varying learning styles, needs and wants, learning to identify and better understand these are key in order to provide the right support and properly educate not only families, but those within the field. I'd like to introduce you to Shakira Rouse. Shakira is the creator and founder of Special Compass, … Continue reading Navigating Life With A Learning Disability with Shakira Rouse

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Upcycling Paint Chips

During the summer months I love to freshen things up around the house and that sometimes means a coat of fresh paint!  When you're all done choosing colours don't throw out the paint chips, upcycle them! You can teach anything from math to literacy skills and the arts. Need more paint chips? It's easy to … Continue reading Upcycling Paint Chips

Planning A Road Trip

With summer just around the corner most families are starting to think about and plan summer activities. You've got your day trips, play dates, special excursions and your road trips, I love road trips! The planning, the packing and then there's the whole plotting of places to see and things to do along the way … Continue reading Planning A Road Trip

Not Just Another Pretty Face

There are many really great literacy programs available to us today and with so many choices, choosing just one can become quite overwhelming. Some things you may want to take into account before making your decision include: considering the needs of your child and your family. What is your child's learning style? Do they need … Continue reading Not Just Another Pretty Face

Learning Through The Arts

I'm always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to engage students. By doing so it enables us to reach the range of learning styles, interests, needs and capabilities of every child. "A child that is engaged will learn and an educated child is an empowered child." One of my favourite ways to do so … Continue reading Learning Through The Arts

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers! And right about now is when we start to think about spring planting. The benefits of starting your own home garden are endless: It saves you money, it's a great stress reliever, improves your families’ overall health, all family members can get involved and spend more time together, there’s that sense … Continue reading April Showers Bring May Flowers