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Show entries from: January 2012 returned 162 result(s).

Merit pay for teachers is worth a look

Published: 1/26/2012 1:28:00 PM - Author: none
'...This was one of the recommendations in the 2005 OECD report Teachers Matter: Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers: “Although the principal focus of formative assessment is on teacher improvement, it can also provide a basis for rewarding teachers for exemplary performance. For example, outstanding performance and contributions could enable teachers to progress two salary steps at once.” Another alternative is to provide additional pay for teaching in high-needs schools. This has been implemented in places like Austin and Denver and has led to an increase in retention rates.

So while merit pay systems certainly have their issues, that does not mean we must uncritically default to the system that has been in place for the last 90 years. As the teaching profession has evolved so can its pay system. In addition to benefiting students, this will allow teaching to continue to attract, reward, and retain our best and brightest and thus rightfully take its place among the top professions in our society.'

Education would solve aboriginal challenges, advocate Roberta Jamieson says

Published: 1/26/2012 1:24:00 PM - Author: none
'The key to solving the challenges facing Canada’s aboriginal communities is ensuring the education of their young people, a leading advocate says.

That’s why education must be the focus when Prime Minister Stephen Harper and senior cabinet ministers gather with First Nations leaders for a high-level summit on Tuesday, Roberta Jamieson, CEO and president of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation...'

Canada education sector toughest job market

Published: 1/26/2012 1:09:00 PM - Author: none
'...Unemployed workers in Canada's educational services sector faced the toughest job market in the country in the July-September period, according to a new Statistics Canada report on Tuesday.

For every 10 unemployed workers in education, there was just one vacancy, the agency's new data on job vacancies in the three-month period showed. The second worst sector was construction where the ratio was 5.1...'

Toronto teens send Lego man on an a balloon odyssey 24 kilometres high

Published: 1/26/2012 1:04:00 PM - Author: none
'...They haven’t been accepted to college yet, though that might change after this story.

The 17-year-olds have already sent a (Lego) man into space.

Two weeks ago, Ho and Muhammad launched a homemade balloon carrying a Lego passenger and four cameras. It fell back down to Earth 97 minutes later with astonishing footage from an estimated 24 kilometres above sea level, three times the typical cruising altitude of a commercial aircraft...'

Industry scholarships available

Published: 1/26/2012 12:17:00 PM - Author: none
'Help your Top Performers Become Tomorrow's Retail by Encouraging Them to Apply Today!

Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with industry sponsors, will award more than $85,000 in scholarships and benefits to students entering or currently enrolled in a business, marketing or retail-related program at a Canadian post-secondary institution...'

Manufacturing plants need skilled graduates

Published: 1/26/2012 12:14:00 PM - Author: none
'...Young people's confidence has fallen in manufacturing, he said, leaving the sector scrambling to fill some of those roles.

"We do need your best and brightest," Mavrokefalos told the guidance counsellors, urging them to promote manufacturing as a first-choice career...'

Part 3: People Without Jobs; Jobs Without People-Dr. Rick Miner

Published: 1/20/2012 8:02:00 PM - Author: none
'Dr. Rick Miner, Seneca's President Emeritus presents on Ontario's labour market future from his report People Without Jobs, Jobs Without People. What is the disconnect and what can we do about it to ensure propsperity across Ontario.'

Innovative Universities-TVO: Innovation Nation

Published: 1/20/2012 8:00:00 PM - Author: none
Innovative Universities-TVO: Innovation Nation

Mental Health at Canadian Universities-TVO: The Agenda with Steve Pakin interviewing Gitta Kulczycki

Published: 1/20/2012 7:59:00 PM - Author: none
Mental Health at Canadian Universities-TVO: The Agenda with Steve Pakin interviewing Gitta Kulczycki

First Year Anxiety in University-TVO: The Agenda with Steve Pakin

Published: 1/20/2012 7:57:00 PM - Author: none
First Year Anxiety in University-TVO: The Agenda with Steve Pakin
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