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Chatter That Matters Podcast – Small Business Series – Hoot Reading

Our CEO and Co-Founder, Carly Shuler, was invited to be a guest on Tony Chapman’s Chatter That Matters podcast. Tony is a keynote speaker, conference host, moderator, and TV and radio personality. He is one of North America’s leading thought leaders on topics like consumerism, corporate culture, branding, retail and the impact of change.

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Take The Fight Out of Learning: How to Stop Being a Barrier in Your Child’s Education

“I can do it by MYSELF,” she said in a growly whisper. It was my younger daughter’s singular response to  two separate, but related things that were happening at that moment. The first was a question from her teacher on the “get to know you” worksheet that was sitting on my daughter’s Kindergarten table. It was our first time visiting the classroom. The question on the paper had asked, “What do you want me to know about you?”
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3 Ways to Make Homeschooling More Manageable During The Pandemic

Yes, this is really happening. And yet, at least once a day I find myself in a moment of hazy denial. If I don’t look at the news, I can almost forget that a pandemic is taking place. I feel extremely fortunate that it hasn’t yet affected me personally, and I can barely imagine the depth of the fear and grief experienced by those in the midst of this long dark wait. I have family and friends all over the globe and know that each one of them is having a vastly different experience. The haze of denial doesn’t last long.

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Hoot Reading Shown to Increase Children’s Reading Achievement Over Video Chat

Study Indicates That Intentional Instructional Design, Delivered Over Video Chat, Can be Impactful in Improving Literacy

Winnipeg, MB (March 27, 2020) — At a moment in time when teachers, parents, policymakers and consumers are questioning how digital media might promote literacy instead of undermining it, this study set out to examine the efficacy of Hoot Reading, an online tutoring program that connects kids to real classroom teachers, for personalized reading lessons over a video chat application, designed specifically for guided reading.

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How to Deal With a Bad Report Card

One of the most trying times for students and parents can arise around the dissemination of report cards. Students receive report cards multiple times a year and the experience can be very stressful. Here are some tips to take the stress out of possibly receiving the dreaded “bad report card”. 

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Hoot Reading Unveils Reading Enrichment Program

Online Literacy Service Launches Innovative, After-School Reading Enrichment Program, For Students in Grades 1-4. 

Winnipeg, MB (March 10, 2020) — Hoot Reading, a rapidly growing literacy service that connects kids to real classroom teachers for personalized, online reading lessons, has announced the launch of a new program – Hoot Enrich. Hoot Enrich is specifically designed for children in grades 1-4 who are reading at or above grade level. The research-based program will enhance skills in reading fluency, comprehension, critical thinking, and vocabulary, as well as increase confidence and create an elevated learning experience that will carry over to their traditional classroom or learning environment.

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How Meaningful Screen Time Enhances Learning

When it comes to screen time, it can be a pretty hotly debated topic amongst parents, caregivers, and educators, with everyone having their own strong opinions and justified concerns. The one thing we can all agree on, though?

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