Small Class Sizes – What’s in a Number?

The unique thing about education is that, if you’re reading this, it means you’ve likely gone to school. That school might look like a wide range of things, but you participated in some kind of formal education. You have experience (and opinions) about what school looks like, what teaching looks like, and the pros and […]

Giving Your Child A Reading Helping Hand

There’s a quiet, under-the-surface battle going on in the education world right now. The way that your Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3ish child is being taught to read and spell is a hot topic for many schools. On one side of the “battle” are schools that predominantly use leveled readers as a […]

Homework: Friend or Foe?

Books flying, pencils being broken in half, shouting, tears…no it’s not a visit to the doctor for the flu shot…it’s 4:30 PM and it’s time for your child to get their homework done. Perhaps one of the more contentious topics in education, homework is an often-debated, never-agreed-upon mainstay of the majority of children’s educational experience.  […]

Hineni: “Here I am” – Jewish Day School Reimagined

Throughout the Bible, each time the phrase “Hineni” was said, the one speaking it was about to embark on profound change (My Jewish Learning). I can’t think of a more fitting way to summarize what Lamplighters Academy is aiming to do as part of Toronto’s Jewish Day school landscape; Hineni – meaning “Here I am”…or […]