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Teaching Teamwork in Early Childhood Education: 3 Ways to Get Kids Working Together

Oct 3, 2017 8:49:59 AM

Collaboration doesn't always come naturally to children (or adults, for that matter!). But that's what the pre-school or daycare classroom is really all about: teaching kids how to learn those communication and teamwork skills that each of us needs to thrive, both in school and in life.

Helpdesk Meltdowns: How Computer Support Techs Handle Irate Clients

Sep 21, 2017 11:33:29 AM

Ever felt so fed up with a uncooperative piece of technology that you wanted to just crush it, toss it, or scream in frustration? We've all been there. And in many ways, this kind of experience is inevitable.

We're totally reliant on technology, but most of us have minimal (or zero) knowledge of how our most trusted systems and devices actually work! When things go wrong, it doesn't take long for panic to set in, particularly if you need that piece of tech for work.

3D Animation Training: 7 Golden Rules of Character Development

Aug 22, 2017 1:01:37 PM

No matter what style you're working in, from cartoony to realistic, the goals of character animation are always the same: to create unique, memorable, and impactful characters that resonate with your target audience.

3 Strategies to Advance Your Network Administrator Career (Entry-level & Beyond)

Aug 2, 2017 3:46:11 PM

The latest employment research by the Canadian government looks good for network technicians and administrators in Quebec. In December of 2016, the province received an overall 2/3 star-rating for job prospects in networking, and Montreal scored 3/3 stars for employment outlook in network administration.

Eco-Friendly Interior Design: 5 Materials Your Clients Will Ask For

Jul 19, 2017 9:43:28 AM

Sustainable interior design has become increasingly popular among homeowners and commercial builders for a number of reasons.

Ethical concerns, environmental protection, and a desire for increased energy efficiency are some of the top drivers of the trend—but it's also become fashionable to seek out unexpected, alternative, and innovative building and design materials.

ECE Training: 3 Signs a Child in Your Class has Dyslexia

Jul 13, 2017 10:05:46 AM

Dyslexia is a learning disability (LD) that makes it difficult to read, write, and speak accurately and fluently. Some estimates suggest as many as 15% to 20% of Canadians have dyslexia—and about 4-5 students in every classroom struggle with reading and writing.

Dyslexia is a neurological disorder. We don't understand the precise cause of it, but studies have revealed that the brains of people with dyslexia actually develop and function differently.

This learning disability equally affects people of all genders, socio-economic, and ethnic backgrounds, and is genetically inherited.

ECE Training Tips: Caring for Preschoolers with ADHD

Jun 22, 2017 11:57:55 AM

What should early childhood educators (ECEs) know about ADHD in pre-school age children?

Let's start with the fundamentals. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that breaks down into three different categories:

1) Predominately inattentive (previously referred to as ADD)

2) Predominately hyperactive (very rare)

3) Combined (most prevalent)

According to the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is the most prevalent childhood mental health condition in Canada. More than 5% of all school children have ADHD.

What to Expect From Programmer Analyst Training: Courses, Careers & Salary

Jun 1, 2017 10:35:38 AM

What exactly does a programmer analyst do? Part coder, part systems analyst, a programmer analyst is typically hired by a company to write, modify, test, and maintain a variety of computer and software applications.

Programmer analysts work in multiple industries (financial services, IT, healthcare, education, media, government), offering graduates a range of job options and work environments to choose from.  Each industry—and company—will define the precise role of the programmer analyst in somewhat different ways, depending on their business needs and goals.

What it's Like to Work as an Import/Export Clerk: Duties, Key Skills, Challenges

Apr 24, 2017 8:21:46 AM

Updated March 2021

Import/export clerks play a key role in managing the movement of products to and from foreign countries. They work for air, sea, and road shipping companies, retail businesses, and industrial companies.

They're also employed by export management companies who help other enterprises sell goods abroad.

Starting a 3D Animation Career in Montreal: Training Requirements & Career Options

Apr 16, 2017 5:05:26 PM

Over the last decade or so, Montreal has attracted a growing number of special effects and 2D/3D animation companies, making the city a particularly exciting place in which to launch a 3D animation career. And thanks to attractive tax credits and an abundance of local talent, we've also seen a long list of big budget Hollywood movie productions hiring Montreal professionals for post-production and special effects expertise.