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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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Math Education CBC Cross-Country Checkup (Follow-up)

This is a follow-up to this post.  The full two-hour radio episode  can be downloaded here. First off, a bit of a funny story. The high school math teacher interviewed by Rex in the podcast happens to be my cooperating … Continue reading

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Math Education to be Featured on CBC Cross Country Checkup

Rex Murphy is going to take a crack at math education in Canada this Sunday on  CBC Cross Country Check-up .  (Hat tip: WISE math). I’m always interested in what Rex has to say, because of his flair, if nothing … Continue reading

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The ironies of life

About the time I knew I was quitting my job to go back to school, I was passing by a business hotel by my workplace. Despite not doing any business traveling myself in the current position I was in, I … Continue reading

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Weird Days

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there … Continue reading

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MacLean’s – Why is it your job to teach your children math?

A recent article in MacLean’s Magazine (the Canuck equivalent of Time or The Economist) questions math curriculum reform. The gist of the article is that the math curriculum reform has created a confusing and over-complicated curriculum where neither teachers nor … Continue reading

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