As a relatively recent graduate from what we informally call Teachers’ College (six years ago) and a current graduate student, the notion of initial teacher education and its reform weighs heavily on my mind.… More
I would like to pose a different type of back to school topic to which some of our voicEd.ca authors and readers might like to turn their attention. This is the time of the year when much of the mainstream media will be ramping up their education-related coverage by tackling some of the familiar “September” songs: back-to-school anxiety, purchasing school supplies, the kindergarten experience, high school transition, back-to-school lunches and the like.… More
Leading Canadian school change theorist Michael Fullan has, until recently, remained curiously silent on the 21st century digital learning movement. His 1982 book, The Meaning of Educational Change, put him on the map as an expert on “school change management”, but his strategies tended to be “top-down” and focused inside the system. … More
I am going to tell you a story first.
I was born in Mississauga, to parents who immigrated from Greece when they were very young. I remember a lot of things from my life there.
Stephen Hurley posted a piece about “Teachable Moments” in a recent “Teaching Out Loud” blog. The subject was far too serious for me to respond in kind with a teachable moment experience of my own.… More
This, cross-posted from doug — off the record. I’m sharing this post from my blog this morning with a little additional commentary. We talk, and we read, about collaboration and collaborative efforts all the time. … More
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