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  • Heartfelt explorations of the human condition...Jody Carrow speaks about youth writing 02.04.2016

    "The act of writing means one hasn’t given up; it means that people still care to grapple with this great, messy, glorious event called Life. The fact that so many youth are choosing this method of making sense of the world means that they care deeply about the world they inhabit and want to share their perspectives on it." - Jody Carrow

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  • 2015 in Review ~ Thank you! 12.30.2015

    2015 was a year of breaking records at Alpha and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.

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  • Change Your Teaching Materials Periodically and Keep Your Students Engaged 11.20.2015

    Teaching is a tough gig. You might have a great year with one set of students, then the following year ... Remedies to calm inattentive or unruly students and get them back into learning can be found in learning materials.

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  • We raised $1050 for Kids Help Phone during our 2015 peak season 11.18.2015

    Supporting Kids Help Phone has been important to us for many years. We know that supporting children and teens through difficult times is critical to their success in school and later in life.

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  • Grammar is not a lost art … so why is teaching it such a challenge? 10.21.2015

    The grammar debate is never ending. Should we waste our precious time – and our children’s time – by teaching grammar in schools?

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  • Alpha Textbooks delivers Audience Choice Award for Inspire Teen Reads 2015 09.28.2015

    Alpha Textbooks had an exciting Sunday afternoon at Word on the Street Toronto (WOTS), for Inspire Teen Reads on the Youth Launchpad Stage, where we distributed the Audience Choice Award for Inspire Teen Reads.

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  • Get Celestial Writing Advice: 2014 Short Story Contest Winner Celestial Santiago Shares a Story on Writing a Short Story 09.21.2015

    It’s the middle of the first month back at school. The 2015 Alpha Textbooks Short Story Contest is well underway. Many students are thinking about how to write a compelling story with the hope of getting published. For young writers, developing a creative, but structured short story that has engaging characters and zero spelling or grammar errors might be easier said than done. That’s why we’re here to help. We spoke to Celestial Santiago, winner of the 2014 Short Story Contest high school category and would like to share her experience with you.

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