Magazine article Teach

Welcome to the Last Issue of the Academic Year

Magazine article Teach

Welcome to the Last Issue of the Academic Year

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It's surely been a fast one. We've presented many practical articles that explored fascinating topics. We hope you've enjoyed them and employed some of the ideas in your classrooms. You've been dedicated to your students all year, so for this end-of-the-year issue, we wanted to put the focus back on you.

When was the last time you picked up a pen and wrote a letter to someone? Flandwriting seems to be a dying art form. Many young students cannot recognize or read it, being 'millennials' who likely learned to type and text before printing. Educators and parents alike have debated whether it should still be taught in today's schools. But students aren't the only ones struggling. Adults too-teachers and professionals-have become rusty with their handwriting. And if they can't write it, their students certainly won't be able to read it. Our first Feature Story looks at cursive writing in today's schools. Is it a vintage art form or can it actually benefit students? Read on and decide.

As you may already know, in addition to publishing this magazine, we also produce dynamic and interactive resources for students. They all are centred around a graphic novel and include original music, videos, and photos, and are connected to the Canadian curriculum. We have just relaunched one of our products-The Shadowed Road2.0. It's now compatible with mobile and tablet devices. A lot goes into the creation of the interactive resource projects we develop. We try to create narratives that have meaning and resonance while being relevant. …

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