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Jonathan Tilly (teacher), Kathleen Tilly (teacher) and Joyce Grant (journalist) are available for interviews and school visits. Contact us at

Read about how TKN came to be, here.

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If you’d like to reprint something from our website, please let us know. We’re generally OK with people reprinting excerpts as long as they’re not too long and we’re given credit as well as a link back to our site. Something like this:

Teaching Kids News offers kid-friendly news articles plus teaching curriculum points.

Most images and photos, however, are copyrighted to someone else so it’s best not to use them unless you get the owner’s permission.

School Visits
Joyce Grant (TKN’s News Director and co-founder) conducts Media Literacy workshops in elementary schools in the Toronto area.

Jonathan Tilly (TKN co-founder, Education Director) is a brilliant educator who teaches kids in a manner that is inclusive, respectful and effective. He can visit with the teachers at your school to share his vision and his passion for education.

TKN In The News

Joyce Grant talks about Media Literacy on Metro Morning with Matt Galloway (Jan. 2013)

Free Technology For Teachers (Dec. 2013)

Another Bright Idea – Creating Edutainment Experiences (Sept. 8, 2012)

Failing Grade, by Marie Fialho (Ryerson Review of Journalism magazine, Summer 2012)

Teaching Kids News, by Kim Pallozzi (Professionally Speaking magazine, Oct. 2011)

Raising Media Savvy Kids, by Katherine Gougeon (2011) 

This just in: TKN delivers the news to students (Toronto District School Board online, Top Story, April 2011) brings the world to the classroom (Globe and Mail, April 6, A14)

For the minds of babes (CBC Radio One’s As It Happens with Carol Off, aired April 7, 2011)

The Rookie Teacher (Dec. 2011)


Upcoming Events

Reading For The Love Of It 2013 Conference, Sheraton Centre, Toronto (123 Queen St. W.)
Thurs., Feb. 21, 2013
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013

Reading For The Love Of It 2012 Conference, Sheraton Centre, Toronto
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012: Teaching Kids News: Building a Media-Savvy Classroom
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012: Fostering Critical Thinking Through Media Literacy