Tag Archives: Faculty of Education

How can parents help transition kids back to daycare after COVID-19 closures?

York University educator is available to explain why a bumpy start can be expected TORONTO, July 2, 2020 – With the doors re-opening at Greater Toronto Area daycares run by the YMCA – Canada’s largest not-for-profit child care provider – starting on Monday, July 6, many parents are gearing up for their children to play […]

How should parents talk to their kids about anti-Black racism?

(UPDATED) How should parents talk to their kids about anti-Black racism? York University educator available to discuss killings and injustices against Black people TORONTO, June 1, 2020 – Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rash of anti-Black killings and racists acts in the U.S – including George Floyd who was killed after […]

How are LGBTQ youths coping with Pride events cancelled amid COVID-19?

York University expert available to explain how LGBTQ youth can thrive in self-isolation TORONTO, May 28, 2020 – June’s Pride Month will look much different this year with no joyous in-person events celebrating the triumphs and recognizing the struggles of the LGBTQ community. That is a huge loss for some young people who are grappling […]

How will online learning for the rest of the school year impact families?

York University expert available to explain how to survive COVID-19 school closures TORONTO, May 19, 2020 – The fears of some parents may be easing following the Ontario government announcement today that elementary and high schools will continue online learning and won’t reopen this school year, according to John Ippolito, an associate professor in York […]

Should parents feel guilty about rising screen time during the pandemic?

York University expert explains how youths can shift to more engaging online activities TORONTO, May 5, 2020 – Young people are playing endless video games and binge-watching TV shows during the COVID-19 shutdown, but that doesn’t mean parents should be policing their screen time usage too much, says Faculty of Education Professor Kate Tilleczek. The […]

Should parents teach their kids at home during COVID-19 school closures?

York University educator available to explain how to encourage learning while stressed TORONTO, April 15, 2020 – Tomorrow is the one-month anniversary of Ontario's elementary school closures due to March Break and the COVID-19 pandemic, creating high anxiety for parents trying to teach their kids at home while juggling work and childcare. Vidya Shah, an […]

Why are youth flocking to TikTok to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic?

York University expert available to explain impacts of digital overconsumption on youth TORONTO, April 2, 2020 – Young people in isolation at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are becoming so immersed in social media that it could be damaging their emotional, physical and spiritual well-being, says Faculty of Education Professor Kate Tilleczek. With the COVID-19 […]