Building Effective Parent-Teacher Relationships…

And Never Worry About Marks Again By Amber Scotchburn, author of Parenting … With A Twist Did you know that students whose parents are involved in their school have fewer behavioral problems and perform better academically?  Did you know that positive parent-teacher interactions positively affect teachers’ self-perception and job satisfaction? Now that you know, here are seven things teachers and parents can do …

Gaylia Lassner – Serving Langford, Colwood & Saanich

Gaylia is a passionate educator who has been a teacher in a variety of ways – from music, to English as a Second Language, to art. Gaylia’s teaching career began at age 13! She offered piano lessons from her family home in Grande Prairie, Alberta, something she still enjoys doing to this day. While teaching music has been a part …

Brianna Phillips – Serving Nanaimo & Surrounding Regions

Brianna is in her fourth year of Elementary Education at Vancouver Island University but is no stranger to the school system, real world or working with all types of learners. Right out of high school, Brianna began her educational journey starting with exploring Social Services in Northern BC. Brianna worked in the school system exploring alternative schools and classroom settings. …

Life Hacks to Getting Straight “A’s” in School & In Life

Five Life Hacks to Getting Straight “A’s” in School & in Life 1. Set a S.M.A.R.T. GOAL for the semester: Helping your child set a GOAL helps your child understand that results are only going to come with action. Using the S.M.A.R.T. method of goal setting will help you create a goal with your child that is unique to them. …

Six Tips for Transitioning Back To School

      Tips & Tricks!   “THANK YOU for your wonderful Expert Advice on how to transition Johnny back to school! We followed your easy tips and mornings don’t seem too crazy anymore!” Jean & John, Parents of An Anxious Child   Do you feel ready for back to school? If you are like most parents…you probably are having …

There Are Only 18 Summers in Childhood…

Back To School…Already Yes, it’s true, most stores are advertising for “Back To School” and even we have been guilty of creating “Back To School” posts! #sorrynotsorry But there is still ONE month of summer left and being aware of that with having kids ourselves, we thought it would be great to make a post that has some links we …

James E. Baker-taylor — Serving Nanaimo

James grew up in Port McNeill, a small town on northern Vancouver Island. Life in Port McNeill had a certain level of tranquillity and central community about it; there wasn’t much to really “do” outside of community events, hockey, curling, frequenting local shops and restaurants or exploring the outdoors. Growing up, he spent a lot of time discovering the wilderness of …