Racial Identity in the Classroom

By choosing Dr. Chris Emdin as the opening keynote speaker for SXSWedu, conference organizers sent a powerful message. “We’re here to create lasting change,” they said. “We want to tear down the education systems that are no longer working and build something more inclusive. And to do that, we’re willing to make people uncomfortable.” Chris […]

5 Ways eLearning Can Change Your Classroom

Educators are constantly trying to find ways to make their learning environment more innovative and interesting for students. One way to get students engaged in learning is through eLearning tools. We live in a technology-abundant world where today’s students are surrounded by digital. From messaging friends to using apps to find directions, students are used […]

Working With Teacher Coaches at Innova Schools

I was one of the members of the CSC team who worked with Innova Schools on their Teacher Coaching project this year. After this experience, I can say without hesitation that the candidates chosen by Innova Schools to participate in the training were highly-committed, lifelong learners who embraced the opportunity to learn about coaching skills. […]

How to Keep Kids Learning All Summer (and Year) Long

Growing up for many of us, summer holidays were a time for resting and preparing for the upcoming school year. While having a few months off for rest and relaxation might seem beneficial to students, it can actually have some serious consequences. so it is important that we don’t disengage children during this time. Engage […]

An Analog Approach to Gamification

  At SXSWedu I went to a lot of sessions. A lot of panels. A lot of meetups. I heard a bunch of great ideas and learned a ton of new things, which I’ve come to accept as par for the course at an education conference. But there was one session I wasn’t prepared for: an immersive […]

What is it to educate?

                        In February, 2016, I was asked to participate in a round table discussion at the International Congress of Educators in Lima, Peru. The topic of the discussion was “What is it to educate?” At first, I was overwhelmed at the thought of dealing […]

5 Innovative Ways to Build Positive Classroom Culture

From teaching three years in a public primary school and the previous two years in a private middle school, I’ve gotten the chance to spend time in two very different classroom environments.  I noticed that the main thing that really affected my students’ ability to connect not only with class content – but with each other and […]

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ DayAt Curriculum Services Canada, our primary goal is to support the development of teachers and resources around the world. We know that great teachers are great leaders, and they must be valued as essential contributors and decision-makers. So we figured, what better way of launching our blog than by celebrating World Teachers’ Day? […]