US Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8)
May 4, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic situation, of course we are not able to thank our teachers in person for what they do for us and our children, so we will have to get a bit creative this year perhaps? I think it is safe to say that we have really learned to appreciate our undervalued teachers more than ever before during these past weeks! It is a shame it took a pandemic for us to realize what they do. Now, more than ever, with having our kids home and trying to continue the learning journey for them ourselves, we recognize how crazy a job teachers really have.
The energy and enthusiasm some of our kids exhibit at times can be stimulating and exhausting all at once! During other times, they can be challenged with their own exhaustion, hormones, drama and meltdowns and be a total hell to deal with regardless of their age. How do teachers deal with this day in and day out for 10 months of school?
Teachers are the cornerstone of our children's learning journey. Whether that be a teacher in a public or private school or a parent teacher in the case of homeschooling. Yes, in the case of school teaching, we do assist this journey at home with support and encouragement and our own expertise but let's face it: without an inspired and passionate Chemistry teacher at school opening our kid's eyes to the wonders and possibilities that specific subject holds for them, the dreams may not begin to form. The same could be said about the great Arts teachers or Geography, Mathematics or Computer Science teachers who love what they do. Many of these people went in to teaching for all the right reasons – to inspire and develop children by helping them find their own passion and using that passion to change the world for the better.
Personally, I don't think I could have survived being a teacher for an entire career like many do. The rigors of teaching and issues of everything else outside of the actual teaching part of their day would drive me mad. For this, I thank those who do survive and stay with it. You are definitely appreciated for what you do and for helping us provide the nurturing and positive environment for our children to have all the opportunities in the world.
Parents: please take a minute this week to send a short thank you note to one of your child's teachers. I am sure they would absolutely love to hear from you!
May 5, 2020
We would like to thank all of the many EduCode teachers and learners who submitted entries for this contest. There were some very interesting videos and photos submitted, making it a very challenging job to pick the winners. Congratulations to Brenda from Mexico and Rianna from India for your winning submissions to our EduCode video contest in April!
May 4, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic situation, we are not able to thank our teachers in person for what they do for us and our children. We certainly learned to appreciate our undervalued teachers during these past weeks! Now, with our kids home and trying to continue the learning journey for them ourselves, we recognize how crazy a job teachers really have.
April 28, 2020
With businesses and schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, many education businesses are having to pivot to a new business model to adjust to the new normal. We reached out to a few of our coding camp partners to see what they are doing to address the needs of social distancing and what changes they are enacting – which may become a normal part of their offering going forward.
April 21, 2020
Looking for something fun to do with your children while they are not working on their EduCode lessons, cooking with you or doing other educational projects? EduCode wants to hear from you!
April 13, 2020
Just over one month has passed since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11th. A lot has transpired since then, impacting virtually every student and family across the globe. In our mutual response to battle this quickly spreading virus, we have seen global collaboration of the scale never experienced before.
March 26, 2020
Today, with COVID-19 worries, the NHL playoffs will most probably not take place this year, but we can still pin up messages of hope in our windows. In New Brunswick, there is a movement called "NB we will be OK," that is quickly spreading across the province.
March 20, 2020
The continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world has understandably raised concerns for you and your families. At EduCode, the well-being of our valued customers is of the deepest concern to us as this situation continues to evolve and we commend those of you who have taken on the challenge to #FlattenTheCurve by staying home!
March 16, 2020
Now that COVID-19 has shut down many schools, as well as daycare centers, movie theaters and play houses, governments are recommending that we all practice social distancing in an effort to "flatten the curve." What does this actually mean?
September 17, 2019
To enjoy the full benefits of a tech-driven economy, students need to know more than just how to use technology, but also how it works and how to create it. This is where learning to code comes in.
August 20, 2019
Over the past decade, technological breakthroughs have spurred exponential growth for career opportunities in both existing and new fields. One-third of new occupations in the United States were created only in the past 25 years.
August 1, 2019
We started this series of blog articles to help instructors, facilitators and educators plan, run and teach STEM classes or programs more effectively. Lessons should be as enjoyable and engaging for the teacher as the student. We hope that the topics we cover will provide you with some new ideas, insights and tools to create a truly immersive learning environment for your students.