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How quickly people recover financially from the COVID-19 crisis,or lose the gains they made, may depend on their level of financial literacy. (Shutterstock)

Especially after COVID-19, Canadians need better financial literacy and teachers can help

Teaching financial literacy requires more than adding financial literacy to kids’ school curriculum. It also means offering teachers professional development to ensure they’re equipped.
Rocks painted with the message “every child matters,” commemorate Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30, about creating meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and their legacy. (Province of British Columbia/Flickr)

Racism contributes to poor attendance of Indigenous students in Alberta schools: New study

A study in one Alberta school board found racism contributes to poor attendance of on-reserve Indigenous students in public schools, despite educators not recognizing this as a barrier.
Teachers come to adopt a design thinking mindset through a combination of design experience, professional development and ongoing support. Author provided

How design thinking can help teachers collaborate

The recently released Gonski report contains a recommendation to supporting teacher collaboration. Researchers in Queensland have been conducting research on how design thinking can foster this.
With hectic scheduling and constant teaching demands, teachers are turning to social media to meet urgent professional learning needs. Shutterstock

Why teachers are turning to Twitter

Twitter provides a low-cost, easy to access platform for teachers to connect with other teachers, gain support and find resources that fit their specific professional development needs.

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