Posts Tagged ‘Tools for Life’

Posted October 14, 2015 by

New Resources     Tools for Life is pleased to announce publication of a new inquiry-led, play-based Full Day Kindergarten teaching manual which aligns with recent Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines regarding play-based learning. This Manual was completed in collaboration with content partners from Upper Grand District School Board, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Canadian Mental Health […]

Tools for Life - Social Emotional Learning Program
Posted August 19, 2015 by

Today’s children are taught reading, writing and math before they start kindergarten with an emphasis on the earlier the better. We are so concerned with the intellectual development of our children that we barely touch on their social and emotional development; which is really odd considering that we human beings are affected by emotions in […]

Posted May 6, 2015 by

May 5, 2015:  Great hearing from everyone!  Your feedback is appreciated. We are pleased when our clients take the time to provide insights as to how they are using the Tools for Life resource. From a Special Education Resource teacher – “The “Tools for Life Program” has and continues to be a valuable program for […]

Posted April 30, 2015 by

  Thanks to the generosity and local community spirit of a private corporation, Metro Label, and working with Community Liaison Officers from Toronto Police Services – Division 42, a group of schools in the Scarborough area of Toronto will now be using Tools for Life® Resources in their Early Learning classrooms.  Tools for Life is […]

Posted June 4, 2013 by

The evidence is accumulating; good social skills may depend on the ability to decipher facial expressions, particularly expressions in the eye region (DeClerk and Bogart 2008). As parent s and educators, we may think that most kids are aware and understand the body clues of others. This does not appear to be the case. Kids […]

Posted March 19, 2013 by

In Tools for Life®, we often assist children to identify how they are feeling by sharing how big or small that feeling is, or by using visuals to concretely demonstrate how those uncomfortable feelings grow.  In the small groups that Early Identification Consultants facilitate within the primary grades of our schools in the Region of […]

Posted January 8, 2013 by

By Linda Stearns A young girl wrote a letter to one of my coworkers that we wanted to share.  As Early Intervention consultants, we have the privilege to interact with many, many children and often they touch our lives and hearts too!  Here is what she wrote….

Posted November 1, 2012 by

My Favourite Tool in Tools for Life Relationship-building Solutions Tool Box! The Problem Solving Key Chain is the greatest to facilitate on the spot teachable moments. Children’s problems don’t just happen when they are in their classroom or in the kitchen at home where the relationship centers are. They happen as you are going out […]

Posted July 10, 2012 by

A new girl walks into the “classroom” and sits on a chair. None of the chairs have names on them and there are no books on the table to indicate that this might be somebody’s “spot”.  A few minutes later, 2 more girls walk into the room and sit down.  They say “hello” to the […]

Posted June 19, 2012 by

“Dream Big, Dream Bigger” a quote overheard early in the formation of Stewart Avenue’s Parent Council Meeting!   Last school year, Stewart Avenue Public School had a parent council of 3. This year 8 or 10 parents gathered in the fall to create a working parent council. Over time, more parents came out and everyone was […]

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