How Thinking-Based Learning Leads to Higher-Order Thinking

  I just returned from my fourth trip to Peru. I learn so much each time I work with educators there and this time was no exception.  I presented at two conferences, Adecopa IV Conferencia Annual de Directores de Escuelas del Peru and Adecopa VII Conferencia Internacional de Profesores. It was during these conferences that […]

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? […]