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Need a Job? Invent It.

New York Times writer Thomas Friedman recently posted an article that addresses the value in learning to be innovative. In particular, Friedman discusses the Finnish education system. which has been gaining attention as a framework that the rest of the world … Continue reading

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Student-Designed Learning in the Institutional Classroom

My first classroom job was as a high school business teacher. The course was an elective for students, and on our first day together, I asked why they had chosen to take the class. I want to make money. I … Continue reading

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13 minutes on the Future of Education

Here’s a video that helps tell the story of why student enterprise is key and what it might look like in the 21st century classroom.

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A Voice in Canadian Education

I connected with Stephen Hurley through an ArtsSmarts conference earlier this year, and he’s become a beacon of hope for me as I try to develop myself as an enterprising educator. In particular, Stephen has recently started an online project … Continue reading

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Is Financial Literacy more of the same?

My friend and colleague Kerri shared the following link to a classroom program on Financial Literacy. I responded with the following; thanks for the link. looks like a nice program, though i remain convinced that most students see this approach to … Continue reading

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Local and Organic Radio

Click the image to listen to the Farm Talk podcast series, which follows Eric’s developing relationship with local, organic food in the GTA. In this episode, he learns why they say that the early bird gets the worm, and why the patient … Continue reading

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