​Canadian Franchise Association Announces Inspiration Learning Centre As Recipient Of Two Prizes

Inspiration Learning Centre Takes Home Silver Honours in the 2018 CFA Awards of Excellence and 2018 Choice Franchisees’ Award at the CFA Awards Gala.
April 24, 2018… At the the 2018 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising Inspiration Learning Centre took home some grand honours competing alongside some of Canada’s biggest franchises. The Canadian Franchise Association was pleased to announce Inspiration Learning Centre as the recipient of the silver prize for the 2018 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the Traditional, Brick and Mortar category and was a recipient of the 2018 Choice Franchisees’ Award.

The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising is an award given to franchises that have spent years and invaluable time in building their brand. Each year the award is given to franchise systems that have demonstrated the strongest, most mutually rewarding relationships with their franchisees. The CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising recognize excellence in franchise operations. The 2018 Choice Franchisees’ Award is an award given to each organization by their franchisees. Franchises are judged based on their ability to lead, plan, market, train, and support its franchisees. Winning these two awards proves that Inspiration has not only seen superior success over the past decade but it has also developed a thorough and responsive brand that helps all its franchisees grow and see success.

This year was Inspiration’s first year at the gala, after years of hard work the brand has built a successful network of franchisees that deserve to be commemorated as well. With the building of these positive relationships Inspiration was able to take home a big honour at its first ever appearance at the CFA Awards Gala which was held on Ottawa, Ontario from April 23rd, 2018.

To be nominated for the 2018 CFA Awards of Excellence in Franchising , a CFA-member franchise system must have been franchising for three years or more and must hold 6+ franchisees. In fact, this year, more than 70 CFA-member franchise systems participated in the competition, setting a new record. Inspiration held its ground alongside some of the titans of Canada’s Franchise industry including: Symposium Cafe, Pizza Nova, Pizza Pizza, Wendy’s, Scholar’s Education Centre, and Restoration 1.

Entries were separated into Traditional Franchises (those with brick and mortar locations) and Non-Traditional Franchises (those that are mobile or home based). Within these categories, entrants were grouped based on number of franchisees. Inspiration won silver in its category. With 12 locations already, next year, great things will be planned for Inspiration for be on the look out for a rising brand of success.

Why Learning One on One Works

In our current educational system, students can get lost in a sea of larger class sizes. Due to the fact that teachers have so many students in one room to focus on, some can get left behind feeling like they are not truly benefiting from the lesson. Because of this, many students have chosen to register for tutoring classes to fully take advantage of their learning experience.
Allow your child to take control of their academic journey and reach their highest potential. They deserve personalisation and attention in a one-on-one setting. Never considered this as an option? Keep reading to discover the top three benefits of personalisation!

  1. Tailored Lessons
    One-on-one tutoring classes are beneficial for your child’s progress, as all lessons are tailored to their abilities. Teachers can modify lessons according to their needs in more ways than one!
    By having one student, educators can adjust the lesson plan to their student’s particular learning style. For example, if the child learns best visually, the teacher can use this knowledge to communicate the objectives of the lessons with more videos and diagrams.
    Students can also set the pace in one-on-one classrooms. Both the pupil and teacher can take their time to reach their set learning objectives in a way that is most comfortable for the student. Instead of having to abide by a formal school timetable, learners will feel less pressure and will be more relaxed.
  2. Undivided Attention
    Young learners will also gain the teacher’s full attention in a personalized session. With no other students to focus on, your child can truly benefit from every lesson rather than fall behind at school.
    In some school settings, classroom management can be a real issue. As teachers try to teach the lesson, valuable time can be lost to quiet the class or discipline a student. Because of this, many students are not able to optimize their learning and get the extra help they need. In a one-on-one setting, this obstacle disappears and students are able to catch up on things they may not have understood in class. The student can ask as many questions as they want and will never leave the classroom feeling like their needs are not being met.
    Teachers can also give the student feedback at every step of their learning journey. In traditional classrooms, students don’t always know what they need to work on and how they can improve. With a private tutor, your child will receive daily comments and suggestions of ways to advance. In such a setting, students will have the all the tools necessary to succeed.
  3. Safer Environment
    Only in a safe and stimulating environment, can students thrive and evolve. One-on-one classes create that sense of comfort for students to improve their level of confidence and reach their highest potential.
    Most students are afraid to raise their hands in class or voice their opinions, for fear of judgement from their peers. These fears melt away in a private setting, building the students’ self-esteem. In such positive spaces, students will be less afraid to make mistakes and more willing to speak their mind. Soon, you’ll start to notice their personalities flourish as their confidence grows more and more.

When East Meets West in the World of Education

A variety of different teaching methods exist around the globe, from differentiation to the use of technology in the classroom. Various strategies have arisen to keep up with our ever-changing world, which is always evolving and growing. Over time, interactive boards and pointers have replaced traditional chalk and classroom layouts have become much more friendly and inviting. Students learn differently than they did long ago, so schools and teachers have adapted their methods to best fit their pupils’ learning styles. But what is the best way for children to learn? At Inspiration Learning Center, we believe in bringing together two very different styles to maximize your child’s potential!

An educational study which sent seventy teachers from the United Kingdom to learn more about Chinese teaching strategies was conducted in order to understand the secrets behind Chinese students’ success. It’s a well-known fact that Chinese students work extremely hard and put a lot of effort into whatever they do. This is because it is ingrained in their culture to do so. Students have adopted what is known as the Confucian learning tradition what states that the main purpose of life is to learn and that it is a life-long journey. This is what we try to encourage at our learning center, as we try our best to make our students feel empowered with knowledge. Also, we stress the importance of practicing the information learned in class in the form of homework and revision, to further grasp newly learned concepts. Encouraging this sense of effort and consistent practice is something we strongly believe in.

Western teaching methods vary greatly from those in the East. In the West, classrooms are more student-centred and children learn actively. For instance, inquiry-based instruction is quite a popular method which enhances a student’s sense of curiosity. With this strategy, children come up with their own questions regarding the lesson and try to find the answers themselves. This teaches them to be inquisitive learners, always eager to learn more. Students are also encouraged to be creative thinkers under the Western teaching philosophy. Several school assignments and essays push students’ creativity, asking them to critically analyze a form of media, for example, or come up with their own research questions regarding a specific topic. In addition, classrooms are often differentiated in order to cater to all students’ learning styles. Students can choose the type of work that would best fit their style, whether it be visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. With this method, students learn in a way that best fits their abilities.

Because both Eastern and Western teaching philosophies have such strong features, we decided to combine the best of both worlds at Inspiration Learning Center! At our learning facility, students will acquire new information with the freedom and creativity associated with the West and learn the power of hard work and consistent effort connected with the East. Curious to find out more? Call the branch nearest to you and discover how to boost your child’s academic performance with us!

Sources:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2014/11/whats-the-best-teaching-method/

https://www.chinasource.org/resource-library/articles/eastern-versus-western-learning-approaches

https://www.quizalize.com/blog/2018/02/23/teaching-strategies/

Angel Kuang
BeTheBoss.ca Interview with Angel Kuang, CEO of Inspiration Learning Center

Great interview with our CEO, Angel Kuang for BeTheBoss.ca

BeTheBoss.ca: Tell us about the Inspiration Learning Concept.

Angel Kuang: Our vision at Inspiration Learning is founded upon a simple premise: every child is unique. This means education is not “one size fits all.” Nor should it be. In shaping education to the individual, it becomes a journey in which students begin to discover themselves and their own unique identities. Our belief is that a child should never have to be one person at home and someone entirely different at school.

At our schools, we implement a unique teaching methodology in combining learning practices from the eastern and western sides of the world. We believe that understanding the “big idea” is just as important as constant reviewing and testing for greatest opportunity of success for each student.

Read the full interview click here.

PR Team
Inspiration Learning Center Teams up with Local PR Firm

We had a fantastic brainstorming meeting with Punch Canada/Fishman Canada this morning. Thanks a lot to Lisa Raffaele (VP), Jeff Lake (Managing Partner) and Laura D’Angelo (Account Manager). Part of our plan is to reach out to smaller towns and communities in Ontario and Vancouver to help build up tutoring / private school facilities.

We are really excited to be teaming up with such an awesome PR firm!

Lisa – Angel – Laura (below)!

PR Team

back to school
3 Tips for Back to School Time

Put away the beach towels and get ready for the back to school frenzy! Now that the summer break is over it is time for students and parents to acclimatize themselves to another year of learning. Here are a few tips for getting started on the right-foot.

  1. Contact  your children’s teachers. Give them a quick call or a friendly email introduction and let them know that you would love to hear from them during the year.
  2. Get your back to school schedule down in writing. Whether it is a choice of school lunches, timetables for classes or options for quick and easy dinner on busy school nights. Having it down on paper can help you stay organized during hectic school nights.
  3. Keep an eye on the important things that make for a good school day. Backpacks should not be too heavy, make sure your child is not carry around everything including the kitchen sink. A backpack that is too heavy can cause strain and pain. Snacks, we all love to indulge sometimes but make sure you have lots of healthy snacks available for your children’s lunch bag. Sleep! Make sure everyone is getting to bed early because nothing spells disaster at school like a tired student.

Good luck on another school year and stay inspired!