Navigating Education In ontario
Navigating Education In ontario
Do you need support for learning at home? Do you need help supporting your student learning at school? We offer supports for parents and students such as tutoring, IEP support, IPRC advocacy or answers to other questions you have about your child's education.
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Schools are using a variety of platforms to facilitate distance learning. The most common is Google Classroom. This platform is also used by teachers of older students who are learning at school as a means of providing notes and a place to submit work.
This video is very helpful for parents who are unfamiliar with google classroom. Google Classroom tutorial.
Contact us if you are having issues with your students online platform that the school isn't resolving.
A Covid with Kids resource site is here.
Students should flourish in school and not feel limited or incapable. I can work with you and your child in many different capacities.
Here is a video that outlines the most common forms of learning disabilities.
As students get older some parents find it harder to help their child with math homework. The structures of math communication have changed since many parents were in school. Here are resources to help with math homework.
For primary and junior grades TVO has some great resources here.
For grade 7-12 the University of Waterloo has supports and lessons for Ontario math curriculum
Another good resource for all k-12 students is Khan Academy. It is American but the subtopics like Trigonometry and Calculus are well explained. There's also stuff for younger students.
Preparing for next steps after high school can be daunting. I can help you choose the right secondary school courses to prepare you (or your child) for the pathways you wish to explore after your graduation. This can include:
We offer guidance meetings (in person or video chat) to discuss your questions about applying to universities and colleges, OSAP, scholarships and anything else you need to know about your options.
If you suspect your child may be struggling with mental health issues during these difficult times, there are many resources.
Lack of mental well being in children will show itself in a variety of ways. These could include emotional outbursts (sad or angry) that are unusual for the child; trouble sleeping or sleeping much more; bedwetting; change in appetite; change in energy levels and lacking interest in activities that they normal enjoy.
Here are some resources from Canadian Pediatric Association concerning mental health in children.
Contact your pediatrician or primary care doctor to ensure that there is not a physical illness causing these symptoms.
There are other people you can talk to support your child's mental health.
Kids help phone 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868.
For caregivers and other adults you can call ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600
Telehealth 1-866-797-0000, your local CMHA office or doctor's office.
We offer a one half hour session (in person, over videochat or by phone) to assess the needs of the student and to see how we can best support you.