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In the News: What Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

Inquiry-based learning is more than asking a student what he or she wants to know. It’s a teaching method that triggers curiosity. When used properly, it fosters a more engaging, enthusiastic experience for the student—which in turn makes the teaching process easier for the instructor. It’s quite typical that when an instructor asks a student, […]

In the News: A Guide for Teachers to Understand Their Students’ Cultures

[April 6, 2017] Educators are constantly challenged to examine their own cultural beliefs, values and biases. Learning about other cultures, and those of your students, should be part of that process. Here is a six-step quick guide to exploring and respecting the cultural backgrounds of your students, as written by Matthew Lynch of theedadvocate.org: 1. […]

In the News: The 11 Best School Systems in the World

[March 2017] Each year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world economies. The Independent took it a step further and used this data to drill down into finding which countries have the best education systems. Here are the 11 they uncovered (with several ties): 9. Japan – […]

In the News: Realigning Education with Sustainability

In 2015, the world came together to create the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement. At the heart of this new agenda is the need for education—to create a better, more sustainable future for all people. In order for these plans to...

A Need for Better Education Among Canada’s Indigenous Youth

According to current data, approximately half of First Nations children live in poverty. Depression and substance abuse are widely known issues among indigenous youth being raised in remote communities—and suicide is rising at an alarming rate. Statistics Canada’s...

What’s in a Name? The Meaning Behind ‘CuroGens’

[February 2017] Every company has its own personality, and some of its unique character is derived from its name. CuroGens isn’t just a random, interesting sounding word we came up with when the company was created in 2012. We knew what we wanted this company to be about, regardless of the products, software and technologies […]

The Four Types of Learners

Learning is not a one size fits all approach. In order to truly understand how to motivate a student, you must first determine what type of learner they are. We all have our preferential style or mixture of several styles which help make materials more interesting,...

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~ William Butler Yeats

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." ~ Benjamin Franklin

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." ~ Dr. Seuss

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