Author Archives: James C.

About James C.

A pre-service teacher about to start his first teaching practicum.

Cobwebs blowing around in here

It has been a ridiculously long time since I’ve wrote anything here. It’s not because I’ve given up writing, it’s because I haven’t been in the teaching game…until now. I’m in a new city, new province, and just started on … Continue reading

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Good news on the math front in Nova Scotia

At least I think it’s good news…from today’s Herald: Math classes to get overhaul in bid to improve grades A curriculum announcement by the Education Department Tuesday will add up to big changes in how math is taught in this … Continue reading

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Can Canadian School Curriculums Please Follow This?

Computer science teachers offered cash incentive By Judith Burns Education reporter, BBC News High-flying graduates are to be given a £20,000 golden handshake to train as computer science teachers. Ministers have asked Facebook, Microsoft and IBM to help design the … Continue reading

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Back In Black. Or at least back. Maybe.

Well well, I have certainly neglected this blog over the last couple months. I just didn’t have very much to write about it. With my official graduation coming up in less than two weeks, unfortunately, I do not have a … Continue reading

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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

Here’s a good Washington Post article about Khan Academy that I’ve come across: (Hat Tip: dangerously ! irrelevant ) Some quotes from the article worth sharing: …effective teaching is incredibly complex. It requires planning. It requires reflection… …the truth is … Continue reading

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I’m still here

Well, I’ve been really slack updating this blog lately. I’ve been bogged down with work and school, so I’m just writing a quick note right now to say I’m still alive here in the blogosphere and I plan on getting … Continue reading

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No Zero Policy

Margaret Wente from the Globe & Mail weighs in on the current no-zero controversy from Edmonton: The classroom hero of zero A funny thing happened to Lynden Dorval, a mild-mannered physics teacher at Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton. He’s … Continue reading

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May Update

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve last updated. The reality is since I’ve finished my practicum I’ve been busy with other things and haven’t been thinking too much about it, or about teaching for that matter. I want to keep … Continue reading

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More Bad News Teacher Cuts

Halifax school board cuts 152 teaching positions Part of me tries to block news like this out, but it still makes me anxious. It’s a very tough market for a new teacher starting a career, particularly someone like me who … Continue reading

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How Canada is faring

Source: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/details/education.aspx#measure

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