Tag Archives: Faculty of Education

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 […]

Avoiding learning overload for kids during COVID-19 school closures

York University experts available to discuss how parents can survive March Break   TORONTO, March 19, 2020 – Parents should avoid intense teaching sessions with their children who are at home on an extended March Break due to the COVID-19 global pandemic that shut down schools. That's the advice of two York University educators who […]

Unpacking the power of gospel music to Black history

York University expert is available to explain gospel music popularity and history TORONTO, February 10, 2020 – Gospel music is so ingrained in pop culture today that gospel choirs are everywhere from the Superbowl and Grammys to detergent and car commercials, says Karen Burke, one of Canada’s leading authorities on gospel music’s history and performance […]

Stopping the stigmatization of Chinese classmates in response to coronavirus

York University educator is available to explain how to teach children to challenge fear TORONTO, January 31, 2020 – Parents need to avoid transferring their own fears about the coronavirus to their children, and instead encourage them to condemn racism and xenophobia against their East Asian Chinese classmates, says Vidya Shah, an assistant professor in […]