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Cool ways to learn
A typical day at the office for Peter Lynch isn’t in an office at all — it’s in the classroom playing with pulleys and showing grade...
The ties that bind
What is a school without its traditions? Friday night dances, special football cheers, loving rivalries between teams or houses — these...
Ideal way to teach
When Duncan Macdonald started high school five years ago, he was nursing a broken jaw from a summer water-skiing accident. It may have...
Certified green
Post Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Environmental consciousness in schools is spreading like dandelions on a large pesticide-free lawn. The Toronto District School Board...
Trades are back
Much like a band saw, education is cyclical. With 23 years of experience at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, hospitality and...
Reaching the Go generation
You have no excuse to stay on the couch on a beautiful sunny day now that Generation Go has hit the web. The site suggests ways to stay...
Ice cream shop satisfies
Post Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 ( Forest Hill)
Eunah Chae and Hwa Young Lee enjoy a banana split at Dutch Dreams ice cream shop on Vaughan Road.
Kids get with the program
Even if they don’t know it, Donkey Kong and Super Mario are teaching kids arithmetic. Behind every video game pixel, there’s a...
Getting back to the basics
Grade 9 should be less stressful for Greg Souza thanks to a solid tutor-student bond. “I had problems with essay writing,” he said of...
Pre-teen’s juice stand gives from the heart
Post Date: Monday, August 10, 2009 ( Bayview Mills, Leaside-Rosedale)
It seems to 12-year-old Amanda Belzowski, when life gives you lemons, you make $35,000. It has been 11 years since Amanda’s Lemonade...
Safety first on blades
Seeing their kids looking less like banged-up roller derby participants on their in-line skates is something most parents would love to...
Race you to the bottom
Post Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009 ( Beach-South Riverdale)
Brothers Jacob and Devon Fisher didn’t need their toboggans to go sliding down a mound of earth in the Beach.
We can dig it
Post Date: Monday, June 22, 2009 ( Beach-South Riverdale)
Grade 1 Gledhill Public School teacher Janet Gibson, left, and grade 5 eco-tigers Xander Anderson, Olivia Garnette and Utina Colla dig in...
No more first day jitters
Books and pencils: check. Lunch: check. Tissues for weepy parents: check. Preparing children for their first day of school has its...
Age no bar on helping
He has surfed the shores of Hawaii, visited the children of Malawi, and seen first-hand the devastation of the 2004 tsunami that struck...
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