Back to School Giveback Ideas

 

The back-to-school rush is a fun and exciting time for many families. However, it’s important to remember that it’s not necessarily exciting for ALL families. Between buying new clothes and supplies, budgeting for lunches, purchasing sports or music equipment, etc., this time of year can be very financially burdensome. Keep these empathy-driven ideas in mind to help the less fortunate kiddos in your community:  Read more

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GetAssist Helps Bridge the Gap in the Skilled Trades Shortage

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It is estimated that Canada will need one million skilled trades workers by 2020 and there will be a shortage of 800,000.

Why is there a shortage?

Experts think it boils down to a perception distortion amoung the youth. A survey by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills Canada found that 71% of students surveyed claimed that their guidance counsellors in high school did not encourage them to go into skilled trades.

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GetAssist: A Teacher’s Virtual Classroom on a Purposeful Network

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A new semester is a new opportunity for analyzing the way you work, trying new things and exploring new opportunities to enhance your students’ learning experience. The spring semester specifically brings added excitement with a new calendar year.

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Start the New Year off Right: Resolve to Raise a Reader

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We all know reading to our kids is a good thing, but there are many more benefits to exposing our children to the merits of reading than most people know. As parents, we have the ability to boost our children’s learning potential simply by making books a fundamental part of their lives. While most New Year’s resolutions focus on healthy habits, why not add this one to the top of your list for 2016?

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The Must-Have Tool for Parents Going Back to School

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The term “nontraditional student” may no longer be relevant. According to studies released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), adults going back to school make up the fastest growing demographic in education across the country.

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Teachers: Dominate Summer Break With These 2 Quick Tips

8 Ways Teachers Rock Summer BreakWhether the new school year is a success or a failure depends hugely on what you do during the first few days of school. And what you do during the first few days of school depends on how you spend your summer vacation.

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Get Your Homeschoolers Involved In The Community

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If you’ve chosen to educate your children at home, you won’t have easy access to clubs and organizations that are often included in traditional school systems. But there are still ways you can stay connected and participate in sports teams, hobby clubs and other activities vital to healthy growth and development. GetAssist is the perfect tool to help you find different activities in the community for your homeschoolers. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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