Saturday, October 14, 2017

How Canada compares to the world

From People For Education Newsletter – Toronto

The 2017 OECD Education at a Glance Report  reveals some interesting facts about Canada:
  • At 61%, Canada has the second highest rate of 25-34 year-olds with a tertiary degree (college or university) among OECD countries. Only Korea is higher, with 70%.
  • Canada has the highest percentage of 15-24 year-old students in paid employment among OECD countries – just under 80%, compared to the OECD average of 38%. 
  • 6% of post-secondary graduates are in education, whereas 26% are in business, administration and law.
  • Among OECD countries, Canada, Chile, Korea and the United States spend the largest percentage of GDP on post-secondary education, but they also have the highest share of funding from private sources.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Discovery Math – failing

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Resource list for Syria

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Action Research in Education

This is an amazing way for teachers to show some initiative, make a huge impact on their students, their teaching practice, and student learning. The wider influence, school-wide, is obvious. It is the old train-the-trainer model. It's much more than professional development, and by celebrating research, innovation and achievement, we improvement to profession.

By crowd sourcing Action Research, educators can improve teaching practices.

My first piece of Action Research, was figuring out how to manage my split-grade classroom, back in the day (2000). Not a young teacher, I was amazed at the lack of literature on the subject. Many did research into homework practices, for example. The first thing one must do is research the practice of Action Research! As the editor of CJAR book reviews, I'm always looking for reviews for our journal.

Here are some texts, which provide a starting point.

 
Please contact us at cjar@nipissingu.ca and visit our website to know more about CJAR.  
Submissions are evaluated through a double-blind peer-review process.  We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines.
A member of:
The Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Eight magic keys

Thankfully retired, I still find some nuggets!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Resources for those teaching Indigenous Students

K-12 Institute Online Resource Centre

Enhance your teaching with more than 1000 resources. Join the online Professional Learning Community and connect with a network of K-12 Educators of Indigenous Students.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fidget spinners

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cell phones in classrooms

Saturday, February 11, 2017

This is what it is all about!

Friday, February 10, 2017

A guide for reading to kids about immigration and refugees

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What makes America Great?

These are the people who make America great!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Looking for Action Research books to review!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Addressing islamaphobia- a discussion for educators

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Leaders vs. bosses: how principals can be principled

This pretty much nails it. I had too many principals who were bosses, and bullied us into following their leads or acting the way their agendas demanded. (Don't make a fuss, don't change, help me look good to the powers-that-be.)  I've written about this before:  School leadership, but this graphic sums it all up.



Friday, January 6, 2017

Invitation to submit to the Canadian Journal of Action Research (CJAR)

CJAR is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, college and university teachers who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice.  The editorial board of CJAR is now welcoming contributions for its upcoming issues.  We invite any submissions that contribute to educational knowledge through action research.  We are particularly interested in two types of submissions:  Action Research Reports that discuss the methods, data collection and results of particular projects; and Articles about Action Research that address issues of current importance to action researchers.  

Submissions are evaluated through a double-blind peer-review process.  We recommend that you review the About the Journal page for the journal's section policies, as well as the Author Guidelines.

Please contact us at cjar@nipissingu.ca and visit our website to know more about CJAR.  

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Spotting fake news

When I was teaching, I'd have to teach kids not to plagiarize the encyclopedia, now available on DVDs.
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