Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning

Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning
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Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Unions can help teachers resist pointless education fads

Being on the front lines, teachers must implement the latest fads. Then they get blamed when the fads crash and burn

Unions can help teachers resist pointless education fads
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Being on the front lines, teachers must implement the latest fads. Then they get blamed when the fads crash and burn

Reading comprehension depends on content knowledge

A student may be able to decode every single word in an article but still be clueless about the meaning since they know virtually nothing about the subject

Reading comprehension depends on content knowledge
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A student may be able to decode every single word in an article but still be clueless about the meaning since they know virtually nothing about the subject

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”

One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Second line of O Canada should read “Our home on native land”
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One small change to the words of O Canada will remind us of our historic debt and help facilitate broader knowledge of Indigenous issues

Fixing the democratic deficit in local education

How to rebuild a more robust model of local involvement and governance to deliver education in Nova Scotia

Fixing the democratic deficit in local education
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How to rebuild a more robust model of local involvement and governance to deliver education in Nova Scotia

Don’t judge historic figures without knowledge of our history

Canadian curriculums fail students when it comes to teaching the content necessary to have informed, intelligent debate

Don’t judge historic figures without knowledge of our history
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Canadian curriculums fail students when it comes to teaching the content necessary to have informed, intelligent debate

UCP: go back to school on proposed education reforms

The Alberta party’s proposal to increase funding for independent schools is unlikely to improve education in Alberta

UCP: go back to school on proposed education reforms
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The Alberta party’s proposal to increase funding for independent schools is unlikely to improve education in Alberta

Are university professors obsolete?

Students of the future won’t be limited to a local institution or faculty member. And much more learning will be less formal and structured

Are university professors obsolete?
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Students of the future won’t be limited to a local institution or faculty member. And much more learning will be less formal and structured

Looking back to gain perspective on higher education

Time to abandon the factory-model, cheap-labour practices of colleges; time to push back against thoughtcrime; and to celebrate Precilla Veigas

Looking back to gain perspective on higher education
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Time to abandon the factory-model, cheap-labour practices of colleges; time to push back against thoughtcrime; and to celebrate Precilla Veigas

Breaching the fine line between teaching and brainwashing

Being a teacher means making sure your students are exposed to more than one perspective

Breaching the fine line between teaching and brainwashing
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Being a teacher means making sure your students are exposed to more than one perspective