Personal Management

Courses

  • Created by the LearningHUB Team!
  • Designed for literacy learners. The perfect introduction to online learning.
  • Each course is 3-6 units.
  • Each unit has a learning objective.
  • Activities include pages to read, videos, journal-writing, short assignments, quizzes and more.

 

Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Sometimes we forget that learning is not just for children. Lifelong learners are open to learning every day of their lives. They seek, develop, and use skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of our world. Lifelong learners can inspire others to explore and learn, creating benefits for both themselves and their families. This course will open new doors in your journey as a lifelong learner.

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Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies

This course offers helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. It explains conflict and how different people deal with conflict in their lives. It explains the 4 P’s of Conflict Resolution: Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.

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Creative Writing: Telling Your Story

Sometimes we forget that writing can be a joy. Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be! You’ll gather useful tips on how to make your personal stories and journal entries more interesting and readable. You’ll also learn how to create a character, how to plan a fictional story, and how to structure your story to entice your reader. Clear lessons and printable worksheets will help you brush up on word choice, sentence structure, sentence variation and punctuation.

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Everyday Life - Healthy Eating

This course explores the skills needed to make healthy food choices and plan a balanced diet.  It uses real-life documents, like Canada’s new Food Guide (2019), sales flyers, coupons, food labels and store shelf labels.  The new guide is a big change because the food groups and serving sizes have been removed.  This course covers how to follow the new guide, compare unit price, product size and nutrient facts so you can make healthy choices and save money.  Learners study the floor plan of a grocery store and are taught how to prepare to shop using lists and managing their time to make shopping trips more enjoyable and focus on healthy eating. 

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Feeding a Family

A lot of skills are need to make healthy, affordable meals for yourself and family! If you are looking for some help or inspiration, this course is for you. You will learn about budgeting and shopping for groceries to get the most value for your money. Other topics include meal planning, working in the kitchen, and cooking with your family's health in mind. This course includes a variety of delicious, easy-to-make recipes that use simple, inexpensive ingredients. You will also complete a math activity each week that will help you when shopping and cooking.

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Goal Setting - Discovering Your Goals

I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I want it to be great! If this sounds familiar, this goal-setting course is for you. In this course, you will think about your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Then you’ll have the chance to set a goal and form a plan of action to pursue that goal. This course is full of useful tips on making choices, researching options, and weathering the ups and downs of your journey. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work.

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Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 1

Healthy self-esteem is something that we work on over our lifetime. This course will help you develop ways to improve your self-esteem and maintain it through times of stress. Participation in online activities and discussions will help you practice new life skills. You will learn useful tips and strategies for success in life and work.

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Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part course on self-esteem. The first part introduced you to self-esteem basics. The second part of the course teaches about issues you might face and how to keep your self-esteem raised when times are hard, especially when at work! You will learn about increasing your resiliency on and off the job.

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Managing Your Money

This course introduces learners to the idea of budgeting. Learners will find out how budgeting can help them achieve long-term security and still have money available for fun! This course covers understanding and using decimals, budget vocabulary, creating a budget and setting financial goals.

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Money Matters - Spending Plans

This course is about spending plans.  A spending plan is a plan for how you will spend your money so you can best meet your needs and goals.  A spending plan also helps you find ways to put aside money for the future.  Putting aside money for the future can include saving for your child's education or saving for a car or home.  It can be anything you dream about!  In this course you will learn how to:

 

  • understand your money situation
  • keep track of your income and expenses
  • calculate your spending over time
  • determine your needs and wants
  • consider ways to save, like comparison shopping and using coupons
  • make a spending plan that works for you

This course is part of the Money Matters program. Money Matters was created by ABC Life Literacy and made possible through the generous support of TD Bank Group. The LearningHUB has adapted this course with permission from ABC Life Literacy.  For more information about Money Matters, visit abcmoneymatters.ca.

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Reading to Understand the Ontario Driver's G1 Knowledge Test

The first step to becoming a licensed driver in Ontario is passing the Written (Knowledge) Test. Do you have the reading skills to do well on the test? This course will help you prepare for the kinds of questions you might see. You will examine how to read the questions in order to answer them correctly. You will learn how to identify traffic signs and interpret diagrams. You will also learn about seatbelts, traffic signs, speed limits, meeting a school bus, the Demerit Point System, passing other vehicles and rules of the road.

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Live Classes

  • Taught by a LearningHUB Practitioner.
  • 1-2 hours long and run at a set date and time.
  • Available October-November, January-February and April-May.
  • Now running in Zoom!

 

Budgeting for Beginners

A budget is a plan for your money. We use budgets to guide decisions about spending and saving. In this class, we explain how to find a monthly income, list and balance expenses and set financial goals. We also look at some easy to use online budgeting tools. These skills will help you feel more in control of your finances and more confident to make decisions. It's never too late to get started with a budget and we are here to help!
Note: Students should be able to add and subtract before taking this class.

 

Kitchen Club: Part 1

Kitchen Club is a fun way to improve your math and baking skills!
In Part 1, we take the fear out of fractions! Learn steps to add, subtract and reduce fractions when baking. Understand how to use ratios and learn how to read a recipe correctly. We also talk about dry ingredients and give tips for measuring. For homework, follow our recipe for a baking creation. Share how you did when you come back for Part 2!

 

Kitchen Club: Part 2

Kitchen Club is a fun way to improve your math and baking skills!
In Part 2, we look at measuring wet ingredients and continue to learn about fractions in recipes. We show steps for using improper fractions and give tips for doubling or halving a recipe.  For homework, create a refreshing and fancy drink. Share your creation with the group in Part 3!

 

Kitchen Club: Part 3

Kitchen Club is a fun way to improve your math and baking skills!
Part 3 is about baking fails and how to avoid them! We give simple tips to improve your kitchen skills and share the science behind trusted techniques. Learn about essential baking ingredients and review math from Parts 1 and 2.