Tag Archives: Education

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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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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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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Practicum Week 14 & 15 (Final)

My practicum is now all over but the crying. Now it’s time for the hardest part, getting a job. My last two weeks went by very smoothly. So smoothly, that I left with heavy nostalgia on Friday. I love teaching. … Continue reading

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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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