Literacy is important at any age... But one of the best ways to improve your literacy skills is to teach someone else, and to have fun while you're at it. Playing and learning with your kids or grandkids, or by volunteering in the community with young people will not only pass on the love of learning and importance of literacy to the next generations, it is also a fantastic way to improve your own literacy skills while you're at it! This is the core of Family Literacy. As Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, puts it: [...]
"I Think I Can, I Know I Can!" Meeting your literacy, employment and life goals can be challenging for anyone. When you are working or on the job hunt, while trying to improve your skills, you need to be like the Little Engine That Could -- Don't forget to keep telling yourself, "I Think I Can! I Know I Can!" A growth mindset and determination is what makes our diverse students and tutors so special. They represent everything makes New Tecumseth such a fantastic community to live, work, raise our families and come [...]
At Next Step, we believe in the growth mindset. While many of our students struggle with this belief, we get to see them learn, challenge themselves and grow everyday! If you believe that you can’t change or are “too dumb” to learn something new, we want to challenge that belief. The Little Engine That Could- "I Think I Can" The Oxford English Dictionary defines “mindset” as “the established set of attitudes held by someone.” A student’s mindset about their intelligence then will reflect how that student feels about their ability to learn particular subjects, and learning in general. [...]
Understanding the basics about money is essential to individual well-being and financial security, and to the Canadian economy as a whole. That’s why the focus of FLM in 2016 is “Managing money and debt wisely: It pays to know!” Continue Reading November is Financial Literacy Month
Next Step's very own Bill Maes and John Rosenthal are interviewed by Brad Pritchard for Our Town about the experience of learning and tutoring with us. If you haven't yet had a chance to read Bill's fantastic story, you can also download the article here: bill-and-john-in-our-town. Learn what lead him to Next Step and how that experience has been for him. From his childhood to the daunting first step of coming in, Bill's story shows that everyone can overcome their fears, learn something new and accomplish what seemed impossible. Whether that's improve your computer skills, brushing up on math or mastering reading, our friendly, [...]
Enter our contest to win great prizes. Tell us how you celebrated Family Literacy Day. Don't forget to include your name, contact information and grade. Contest ends January 30th.