Watch Cathy Thompson, the founder of Beyond the Classroom, interview some terrific guests who share tips and strategies for helping your kids learn at home.

Each episode will be centred on a topic as it relates to children and their learning needs ranging from online learning, music, learning disabilities, nutrition and more.

Schedule for upcoming episodes in Burlington and Oakville: 

Schedule for upcoming episodes in Milton & Halton Hills:

Episode 1: Tips and Resources for Parents to support Kids Learning at Home

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Resources shared in Episode 1:

From Jill Campbell:

From Rhianna Koopman

Episode 2: Strategies for Managing ADHD and Learning Disabilities at Home

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Resources shared in Episode 2:

From Diane O’Reilly:
Twitter; @yourrealadhdlife


From Suzan Grace: (tutoring) – grammar and spelling -text to speech, note taking, writing tools, graphic organizers, test prep – text to speech – talk to text writing tool with word prediction – speech to text for math – writing tool watch that vibrates with reminders – executive functioning organizer – mind mapping technology

Episode 3: Maximize Learning with Healthy Nutrition

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Resources shared in Episode 3:

From Jennifer Buccino:

Packing healthy school lunches and snacks FAQ:

From Cathy Haan:  

Episode 4: Supporting Kids Transitioning to Post-Secondary School

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Resources shared in Episode 4:

Lana Yilmaz: Owner of Exclusive Education Consultants


Brogan Nelson: Student at Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Fall 2020)

Episode 5: Helping Your Child Maintain Social Connections

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Resources shared in Episode 5:

From Rosemarie Reid-Julien, owner of Beyond the Classroom Brampton:

From Delia Rusu:

Psychology Today website:
Canadian Mental Health Association website:
Delia’s ebook “100 Mandalas + Positive Affirmations for Kids and Teens”:
Delia’s free Facebook group for Moms Raising WISE Kids and Teens:


Episode 6: Music & Learning

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Resources shared in Episode 6:

Noreen Donnell: Certified Music Therapist, owner of MusicByDesign, Founder of ComMusicate

Adrienne Pringle: Psychotherapist, Music Therapist, owner of Beyond the Studio and Sing it Girls


Episode 7: Dealing with Anxious Feelings in the Home

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Resources shared in Episode 7:

Michelle Brans – Family Psychotherapist

Sara Schlatter- Parent

Websites and Apps
ANANDA KIDS – website, youtube videos and APP

Kids Are Worth Tt by Barbara Coloroso
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child by Katharina Manassis
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J Siegal, M.D .and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Mellow Out, They Say, If I Only Could: Intensities and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright by Michael M. Piechowski, Ph.D

Children’s Mental Health Centres

Laurel Crossley:

Episode 8: A Growth Mindset: Encouraging Kids through the Tough Times

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Resources shared in Episode 8:

Cheryl Vrkljan: owner of Beyond the Classroom in Milton, and Flamborough
About Growth Mindset:
About Growth Mindset:

MINDSET MATTERS (kids book):

MINDSET (adult book):

Avalon Harris: Certified Music Therapist

Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol Dweck)

Carol Dweck Ted Talk: The Power of Believing You Can Improve

Nordoff Robbins Musical Resources

Episode 9: Schedules! One Size does Not Fit All

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Resources shared in Episode 9:

Shelagh Cummins: Business Coach & Consultant

Susan Schenk: Occupational Therapist and Author of Beyond OK: From Invisible to Invincible

Episode 10: The Importance of Play in Learning

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Resources shared in Episode 10:

Ashley Leaman: Educator and Tutor with Beyond the Classroom
(Search Treehouse Direct)

Sarah Brodie: Art therapist and co-founder of The Arterie


Episode 11: Easy Ways to Build Resilience for Life

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Resources shared in Episode 11:

Tamara Leniew: Owner of Beyond the Classroom Hamilton Mountain

Binu Dhindsa: Life Coach
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