The Secret Life of Nine

As if we need more reasons to love cats. Image via iMDB

Though nobody can pinpoint the common origin of this myth, there is an ancient proverb that claims, “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, for the last three he stays.” So do cats really have nine lives? The answer is, sadly, no. The basis of the myth stems from […]

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Getting to Know Math. And You. (Printables Included!)

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“Why do I have to learn fractions/ ratios/ algebra/ (insert math topic here)?” Parents and Teachers, hands up if you’ve had to answer this question from your kids more than once and are expecting to answer it again for the 1,856th time. It is a truth, not usually acknowledged, that an educator’s job description also […]

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Piper: A Discovery Learning Experience

Piper is a short story about a big idea!

Piper, one of our favourite short animations, tells a simple tale about a little bird learning to defeat its fear. The story starts with a mother teaching her adorable baby to search for food. With every learning experience, comes obstacles to conquer and work around. For little Piper, it’s the big and scary ocean. In its […]

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A Job Not to be Taken Lightly

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Saving your home from someone who’s intent on destroying it is no easy feat, if not downright nuts. But the animals of Liberty Park were forced to do just that when the mayor of Oakton City had plans to build an amusement park right where they live. Surly the squirrel and Buddy the rat are […]

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Back to the School Year: Teachers at the Ready!

Seems familiar? We hope not. Credit: Clay Bennett/ Chattanooga Times Free Press

Greetings, teachers! August is here, which means it’s time for going back to school, panicking and mourning the end of summer. (Okay, maybe just miss it a little.) School is under a month away and it pays to know where to find ways to make the end of summer a little less stressful.  (You’re here. […]

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