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TedX; Power in the Classroom

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Classroom Experiments #1

It was the start of first period class, and students seemed lethargic after the long weekend. I made a couple attempts at conversation, but few expressed interest. More directly, I asked students what they wanted to do today. “I’m easy,” … Continue reading

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Suggestions from the Frontlines

Ontario’s Ministry of Education has requested public input as they develop a strategy leading up to next year’s election. Called From Great to Excellent, the intent is produce a renewed vision for Ontario’s public schools. My participation in the Mississauga … Continue reading

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Learning 2030

TVO has produced an ongoing series which explores education in the year 2030, when this year’s newborns are expected to graduate from high school. What’s Necessary? What’s Possible? wrapped up the findings of the Equinox Summit, where leading thinkers congregated to describe best … Continue reading

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Morning Routine

Each morning, towards the end of first period class, the national anthem plays and announcements are read over the school PA. Most students stand for the anthem, though several fuss with their phones or papers or friends. Once the announcements … Continue reading

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Exam Week Reflections

At the moment, I am supervising a group of thirty high school seniors as they write a final exam. Their desks are covered in Scantron sheets, scratched notes and eraser shavings. All of us are looking forward to being through … Continue reading

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