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Show entries from: February 2012 returned 132 result(s).

This is Your Kid's Brain on Humour

Published: 2/10/2012 6:23:00 PM - Author: none
'..."Humor is no joke when it comes to its effects on a child’s brain according to research from Stanford University.

“How you relate to peers, how you understand your peer group, how they relate to you, whether they are accepting of your participation, and humor definitely plays a role during childhood,” said Reiss. He believes that humor helps make people resilient, improving their ability to cope with stressful circumstances.

We've talked humour, actually a day doesn't go by where our team isn't bent over double laughing, but to get serious for a moment, ahem - we looked at humour and how it affects learning...And we had comedian/teacher Steve Brinder in to talk about it. It was...yes funny...and entertaining...and informative.'

Can Schools Take a Google Approach?

Published: 2/10/2012 6:11:00 PM - Author: none
'...Are school leaders losing students (i.e., as physical, emotional, or intellectual dropouts) simply because they are trying to control the system? What would happen if students and teachers had more control over the learning process? What if these stakeholders controlled what they learn, when they learn, how they learn, and why they learn it? Co-collaboration / co-learning / co-construction could be the norm...'

Grand Chief Stan Beardy on the aboriginal youth crisis

Published: 2/10/2012 6:06:00 PM - Author: none
Grand Chief Stan Beardy on the aboriginal youth crisis

Geist: Canadian education faces technology tipping point

Published: 2/10/2012 5:59:00 PM - Author: none
'Canadian universities and colleges have undergone a remarkable technological transformation over the past decade.

Ten years ago laptops were relatively rare in classrooms, yet today virtually every student comes to buildings outfitted with electric outlets and Internet connectivity at each seat equipped with one. Course websites were once little more than places to post a syllabus and a list of readings, but today they feature podcasts, webcasts, the actual course readings, and space for ongoing discussion and debate...'

We’re ripe for a great disruption in higher education

Published: 2/10/2012 5:56:00 PM - Author: none
'How would you like to go to MIT – for free? You can now. Starting this spring, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be offering free online courses to anyone, anywhere in the world, through its new digital arm, MITx. These courses will be much more than lectures on videotape. Students will be able to interact with other students online and have access to online labs and self-assessment tools. And here’s the really revolutionary part: If you can show you’ve learned the material, for a small fee, MITx will give you a credential to prove it. No, it’s not a full-blown MIT degree. But employers will probably be impressed...'

Sign of the times: Johns Hopkins shuttering its medical library

Published: 2/10/2012 5:52:00 PM - Author: none
'...the library would be closing its physical building at the end of this year...'

“Education for all” is a Canadian vocation.

Published: 2/10/2012 5:44:00 PM - Author: none
'...Yet for more than 67 million children around the world, attending school is still a distant dream. Even those lucky enough to make their way to a classroom face steep challenges. Poor facilities, poorly trained teachers, and few books, mean that learning is not a guarantee.

For the past decade, Canada has been an international leader on this issue, helping to close the gap between the educational life chances of Canadian kids, and children in the developing world. By offering financial aid to governments and others willing to make a concentrated effort to get every child in school, Canada has helped elementary education expand at a rate that is historically unprecedented: more than 40 million children gained a chance to learn...'

The face of education: is it too white?

Published: 2/10/2012 5:34:00 PM - Author: none
'Malton math teacher Krishna Nankissoor says he was twice denied a promotion to be head of his department and blames it on the fact he was South Asian.

Yet in nearby Brampton, Harjit Aujla is settling in as new principal of Calderstone Middle School, the latest stop on a brisk climb through the ranks of the Peel board since he started teaching nine years ago.

He speaks Punjabi every day with students’ families - half the school’s 800 students are of South Asian background, like him. He says board staff has mentored him from the start.

Meet two faces on one of the hottest frontiers in public education - the drive to hire teachers who reflect the racial rainbow of their students...'

Aboriginal education gaps can no longer be tolerated

Published: 2/10/2012 5:28:00 PM - Author: none
'The gaps in the education system for aboriginal Canadians revealed by a national panel on Thursday are something no Canadian should have to put up with. That panel, set up by the Harper government and the Assembly of First Nations, has produced sensible recommendations for building an effective system...'

Reminder: Take a Walk In My Shoes

Published: 2/8/2012 12:27:00 AM - Author: OBEP
One day job shadow for students interested in Health Care. 25 student maximum. One-on-one in 9 regions of the hospital.
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