Reinvigorating the Voice

May 12, 14 Reinvigorating the Voice

Posted by in Connecting With—Welcome and Welcome Back As the final remnants of this long Canadian winter finally give way to the warmth of a Spring sun, there is a noticeable change in the movement of people in schools and other communities right across this country. Shoulders accustomed to heaving bags ice-melting salts,  are now laden with bags of...

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Unions need to take the lead in getting labour education into our schools

  Pop quiz: Can you name three workplace benefits won by Canadian unions in the past century? What are some of the biggest labour organizations in Canada? What is the Rand formula?   If you’re actively involved in the union movement, chances are you’re able to answer questions like these. But if you’re an average...

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An Interview with Aviva Dunsiger

Cross posted from doug — off the record Aviva Dunsiger is one of the people who I “knew” online for a long time before I actually met her!  Our first physical meeting was at the ECOO Conference last year.  Aviva has been a strong voice in technology in the Ontario classroom.  She’s never been hesitant about exploring and...

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Having a Voice in Education

One of the nicest young men that I’ve met in a while was on the panel that I queried at the OTF Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Conference.  @Jaxson was the past president of the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association and spoke very eloquently about education and specifically about technology in school,...

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What kinds of changes could we make during the next two years?

Mar 15, 12 What kinds of changes could we make during the next two years?

Posted by in Connecting With, General Discussion

 The most important change to make in education, which is completely doable during the next two years, is to connect many more educators and schools to each other. So many of our schools are isolated silos with people working diligently to recreate the wheel (or involved in educational practices which, while well-intentioned, are...

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