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Teachers on Call has been providing tutoring services to GTA students for 30 years, helping them reach their full potential. Along with celebrating their 30-year anniversary earlier in 2015, Teachers on Call  has had numerous media features in the past few months. Here, a look at what they have been up to:

 

Exam Season Tips with Joanne Sallay

 

 

Adventurous Books for the Holiday Season

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Joanne Sallay shares the best holiday books for kids in her #TeachMeTuesday column for Village Living Magazine. Read it here.

 

 

Financial Games that Raise Savvy Kids

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Joanne Sallay speaks to Dr. Dina to explain how playing money-related games can help your kids become more financially savvy. Read it here.

 

 

Stand Up to Bullying

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In the Huffington Post, Joanne Sallay writes about books that can help kids learn how to stand up to bullying. Read it here.

 

 

Ready for French Immersion? 

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What are the benefits to enrolling your child in French immersion classes? Read more on the Teachers on Call blog here.

 

 

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Meet Möbi: Disrupting the Math Market To Bring Families Together and Make Numbers Cool

Award-winning numbers game for all ages gains global momentum

 

TORONTO, ON – When a love of math doesn’t come naturally – for you or your kids – Möbi can help. Using Scrabblesque tiles to teach basic math skills, this simple game is luring gamers away from the Xbox, sparking the resurgence of family night and eradicating numeracy-based anxiety.

 

Challenging players to create mathematical equations in a crossword-style grid, Möbi encourages all age groups to unplug and come to the table in the name of cooperative play, visual processing, sequential thought and good times. Named after the Möbius Strip, an iconic mathematical surface, Möbi’s Melville-inspired packaging features a small, whale-shaped canvas bag that’s completely portable for on-the-go play. No pencil, paper, board or elaborate scoring is required – all you need is a flat surface.

 

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Möbi Packaging

Mobi Pod

Möbi POD

 

The rules are easy: Players draw blue number tiles, which create simple equations (like 2+3=5) when combined with the white operation tiles (plus signs, minus signs, multiplication signs, etc.). Players attach equations to build a POD. The first person to complete his/her pod by using all of their blue tiles yells MOBI! to win.


“No matter what path you take in life, numbers and math will meet you at the door,”
said Vanessa Ellingson, Möbi co-founder. “Our game allows people of all ages to get comfortable with simple math while connecting with others.”

                                                                                                                                                             

Lauded as a product with a purpose by The Grommet – the launching pad of blockbuster brands like Bananagrams, FitBit and SodaStream – Möbi has received widespread attention from gamers around the globe in markets like Europe, Japan and Australia. Also a winner of the Neighbourhood Toy Stores of Canada’s (NETS) Latest and Greatest Award, which selects games based on exceptional play value and capacity to engage audiences, Möbi stimulates focus and problem-solving ability.

 

“Video games have become such a powerful force,” added Mark Ellingson, Möbi co-founder. “Although many teach manual dexterity and computer literacy, others detract from pro-social behaviour. Fortunately, people are becoming more and more receptive to traditional/physical games that exercise their brains in a way that’s completely interactive. That’s where Möbi comes in.”
Designed for ages 6-106, Mobi retails for $24.99 and can be purchased here.

 

About Möbi

The brainchild of Toronto-based husband-wife team Vanessa and Mark Ellingson, Möbi is a company that’s passionate about fun. Self-proclaimed adults who never want to grow up, the Ellingsons were determined to create a numbers game that they could eventually play with their son. What materialized was a prototype for something much more powerful: a game that teaches basic math while bringing people of all ages and education levels together. From humble, hand-crafted beginnings, Möbi has made its mark in both the Canadian and global gaming industries and is quickly winning the loyalty of gamers, parents and educators worldwide. Möbi is available at retailers throughout Canada and the US as well as online at www.playmobi.com.

 

Facebook: Möbi Games Inc.
Twitter: @hello_mobi
Instagram: @mobigamesinc
Pinterest: @smilingwhale
Website: playmobi.com
Hashtags: #smilingwhale #playmobi

 

For more information, high-res images and interview requests please contact:

Jessica Green, Cursive PR, at Jessica@cursivepr.ca or (416) 994-9451

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On November 26, Cursive was proud to be alongside Greenwin Inc. CEO Kris Boyce as she was feted as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women.

 

The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 Awards are an annual celebration of women who are making their mark in the business world. Launched in 2003, this award has been given to iconic Canadian trailblazers such as Margaret Atwood, best-selling author; Dr. Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Arlene Dickinson, chief executive officer, Venture Communications; Christine Magee, president, Sleep Country Canada; Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada; Heather Reisman, founder and chief executive officer, Indigo Books & Music; and, Kathleen Taylor, chair of the board, Royal Bank of Canada.

 

Kris Boyce received very well-deserved recognition in the Scotiabank Corporate Executives category.

 

Congratulations, Kris, for being an inspiring leader – and someone we are proud to call a friend.

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