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Rahul Sapra Attends 2018 Harvard Model United Nations!
Brain Power student Rahul Sapra attended this year's Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN).
HMUN is a four-day international relations simulation for high school students held annually in downtown Boston. At HMUN, delegates gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national cabinets.
The conference theme for HMUN 2018 was Empowerment & Education.
Julie Sue-A-Quan Accepted into SHAD!
Congratulations to Brain Power alumna Julie Sue-A-Quan on her acceptance into SHAD Valley!
To get into the competitive Canadian summer enrichment program for high-achieving high school students is no small feat! SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional youth to make the world a better place (focusing on engineering, math, business, and science)!
Each year, SHAD runs at one of 16 participating university campuses across Canada, where the students live in residence!
WAY TO GO, JULIE!
Brain Power Joins ClimateWise Business Network
Brain Power is proud to announce that it has joined the ClimateWise buisness network!
ClimateWise is a local network of environment-minded businesses and organizations in and around York Region. They provide members with tools and expertise to transition to a low-carbon economy.
Register Now for Our Annual Math & Logic Olympiad!
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Alumni of the Month: Paul Mitassov
Currently: Running his own law firm!
Thoughts on Brain Power:
Brain Power's language and mathematics classes were critical to my success. After intensive training by Karine, I was accepted into the University of Toronto Schools (UTS), where Brain Power's programs continued to help me make the most of my classes and excel in academic competitions. After UTS, I went on to study mechanical engineering and law at the University of Toronto. Throughout my academic experience, the problem-solving approaches and organization techniques that I learned from Karine helped me excel. I am now running my own quickly growing legal practice, and I could not have done it without Karine and Brain Power. If you are looking to invest in your child's future, you cannot find a better place to do so.
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CONTESTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Ivy League Opportunities for High-School Students! (click the images or links below for information)
"The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians. Listening to young people about issues that matter to them is an important commitment of the government. As Minister of Youth, the Prime Minister wants to hear directly from young people. The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is one mechanism to support this dialogue."
"Youth Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community, and their country. They interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities, and to talk with their peers about issues that matter most to them. There may also be opportunities to engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events."
Brain Power supports clean, green electricity with Bullfrog Power®
At Brain Power, we recognize the importance of addressing our environmental impact. We are excited to announce we’re taking a big step to reduce the carbon emissions footprint of our business by choosing 100% green electricity for our company with Bullfrog Power.
“Brain Power has made the environment an essential part of our commitment to sustainability,” said Karine Rashkovsky, Founder and Director, Brain Power Enrichment. “That is why we are proud to be partnering with Bullfrog Power to support clean, renewable electricity for our business location."
Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities, with at least 50% sourced directly from this region. Bullfrog ensures the electricity going onto the grid on our behalf is from green sources, displacing energy from polluting sources.
As Bullfrog Power uses its customers’ support to provide funding to new green energy projects, our green energy purchase is also helping provide critical financial support to new renewable energy projects in our region and across Canada. Learn more about Bullfrog’s support for community-based green energy projects by visiting bullfrogpower.com/greenenergy.
We are proud to be choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power!
Math Homework at Brain Power:
A Recipe for Academic Growth
We believe in encouraging children to develop a “growth mindset” that views challenges as “energizing rather than intimidating” because “they offer opportunities to learn” (Dweck 2015).
This requires that students are challenged, and that means getting stuck on certain questions, getting certain questions incorrect, and returning to rethink certain questions more than once.
This is why we deliberately split our homework questions between those that:
Give students an opportunity to reiterate and reinforce skills and techniques that they have learned (or seen demonstrated) in the classroom.
Challenge students to use their creative thinking to tackle problems that go a bit beyond what they have learned (or seen demonstrated) in the classroom.
If students get a homework question incorrect, they should reattempt (but not resubmit) it before the next class. (Parents should not feel obligated to “step in” to explain the problem to their child.)
In the next class, the instructor will review all of the homework questions, taking extra time to explain those that students found particularly challenging.
Not only does this approach encourage children’s academic growth, but it also bolsters their self-reliance, resilience, creativity, and flexibility in the face of intellectual challenges.
More information on developing a "growth mindset" in children: