Visual learners do better with visual education

A little colour could help your kids sort and put away their toys, according to teacher, author and visual-learning advocate Carol McDougall....

Exercise improves IQ

Young adults who are fit have a higher IQ and are more likely to go on to university, reveals a major new study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091202101751.htm

Anxiety Presentation for Tourette Foundation

Special thanks to Jill Bobula of the Ottawa Chapter of the Tourette Foundation for inviting me to speak at a recent meeting about 'Overcoming Anxiety', a general overview of anxiety for families. Click here for a copy of the presentation...

Fostering Creativity in Schools

Sir Ken Robinson - Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems... Link: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Exercise Improves Concentration

Very exciting CBC newsclip showing that a specific type of sustained, aerobic exercise improves concentration, behaviour and learning. The great news about this work is that even if your school can't do it, you can do this with your own kids at home -- just have them exercise 20 minutes with you, with the key ingredient being that their heart rate must reach 65-75% of their max. Link: http://www.cbc.ca/national/blog/special_feature/brain_gains/brain_gains_2.html