At Joy of Learning we teach metacognition (thinking about learning) because of the robust research around what occurs when learners become aware of their learning: they thrive! Using research-validated descriptive feedback protocols, we teach each learner how to understand (and use!) the feedback they're given.
Meet and work on your learning with Dr. June Starkey ONLINE in our secure virtual classroom. LIVE classes resumed Sept 8, 2021 for those fully vaccinated families who wish.
Teaching for learning means that a student learns to become aware of their own learning as it’s happening. During every lesson Dr June offers a learner specific information about how they are doing at achieving what is expected of them and she walks with each learner to understand and apply the feedback they're given. Significant transformations in achievement, motivation and overall capacity for learning occur with this methodology, irrespective of grade, program or school.
A learning assessment is an essential starting point when there is a concern about literacy and/or numeracy learning. Assessments provide 3 separate online appointments: two sessions with the learner to assess phonemic awareness and learning skills and a follow-up meeting with parent(s) to discuss the findings and map out next steps. This assessment is an opportunity to look comprehensively at exactly what is happening for a learner so we can address the gaps
Productive, results-based educational services to support your student's learning. LIVE in Toronto, ZOOM across Canada.
Dr. June Starkey has been writing IEPs for more than 20 years. When invited, she consults with students, families, specialists, and school personnel to design an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that 'connects the dots' between the data sources and next steps for your student's success in the classroom. An IEP process that includes Dr. Starkey's consultation ensures that the IEP documentation is in line with Ministry of Education policy.
All learners can achieve the outcomes needed to thrive. Via Zoom Dr. June attends meetings anywhere in Ontario to be of service to you and your learner at the school level (and beyond, when necessary). Whether there are 4 people or 15 around the table, and whether meetings include teachers, principals, psychologists, speech language pathologists, or other professionals, Dr. June's calm, collaborative presence at a meeting can create productive, longterm solutions that work well for your learner.
It's never too soon to begin curating a lifelong learning journey. Find the learning environment that most closely matches your child’s learning strengths, interests and needs—right now. With more than 3 decades of experience as an educator in K-16+ schooling, Dr. June Starkey assesses academic programs beyond a school's website and promotional material to answer your questions and make the best educational decisions for your student's school placement.
Receipts are issued for all services and no GST applies for these critical learning services.
All of Joy of Learning’s teaching, consulting and advocacy services moved online in March 2020—and we’ve been thriving in cyberspace. We have now reopened in-person coaching and teaching to fully vaccinated families who wish to resume LIVE work. There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our learning community and the families we serve. We’re an email or phone call away, and we’d love to connect with you!