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PISA’s New Measure of Creative Thinking in Education and Canadа’s leading position

For the first time, the Program on International Student Assessment (PISA) has measured the creative thinking skills of 15-year-old students, assessing their ability to generate, evaluate, and improve...

Screen Time During the COVID Crisis

Pre-COVID, screen time and technology use in general were always highly relevant topics among our parents. Now, in the midst of this global pandemic, parents and children are predominantly at home. This extreme and unusual situation has only intensified parents’ concerns about the amount of time their children are spending...

Supporting english language skills at home

It’s a core belief at Maple Bear that offering high quality bilingual Canadian education provides our students with more than just another language. We know from the research that learning two or more languages from a young age has many benefits, some of which include: Stimulates brain development. Enhances English literacy skills...

Playing and learning with your children

Play is good for everyone. At Maple Bear, play is part of our pedagogical foundation and we recommend that play (for children and adults) becomes an essential part of every day. With families at home and isolated from normal activities, new routines are required for everyone to be emotionally and...

Reopening of schools in Korea showcases Maple Bear’s global advantage

Governments in Asia have begun to lift restrictions and allow businesses and schools to reopen during the pandemic.  With Maple Bear’s global network of schools, this gives us a significant advantage over other education providers who are now grappling with how to allow children back into the classroom as safely...

Routines can provide calm in chaotic times

There is no doubt we are living in a challenging and unprecedented time. All of a sudden, parenting has become a 24 hour by 7 day job, and for those parents trying to work from home, there’s the additional complication of keeping the kids occupied, fed, and safe in a...

Why empathy is an important life skill for children

Empathy reminds us that we are all human and that we share universal experiences and feelings. There’s an excellent opportunity in these challenging days of the COVID-19 crisis to reinforce these and many other lessons about empathy which Maple Bear students learn year round as part of our Canadian curriculum...

President’s Message to Parents on COVID-19

In these unprecedented and stressful times, Maple Bear parents around the globe are now carrying the added burden of suddenly having to manage their child’s education from home. Rodney Briggs, President and CEO of Maple Bear Global Schools, has a message for parents: We know you are up to the...

Maple Bear Global Schools’ High Quality Canadian Curriculum Goes Digital

Just a few short weeks ago, Maple Bear children around the world were happily learning in their classrooms. No one had any idea they would soon be in self-isolation with their families at home. Once the new reality of daily life was upon us, however, our teachers and school owners...

Maple Bear global schools illness guidelines

The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly around the globe and at Maple Bear Global Schools we are closely monitoring all government regulations for the countries in which we operate. We will continue to communicate in a timely manner with our school communities any updates as they occur. Please refer to our webpage outlining our Maple Bear...

What makes Maple Bear Canadian?

Canada is known for its cold winters, friendly people and hockey. Canada is also widely known as a country that continues to rank highly in Overall Best Countries to live and in Quality of Life (Survey conducted by US News and World Report, BAV Group and Wharton School of Business). So, what makes Maple...