Month / July 2016

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In June of 2016 I wrote something on the future of report cards for TVO.org. Here’s an excerpt: The digital revolution has transformed every area of our lives by changing how we send, receive and use information. Information is plentiful, easily accessible and flows freely and at high speeds, allowing people to make better, more […]

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Concerns about the impacts and effectiveness of French Immersion programs aren’t new. As Ayesha Barmania wrote in “La Vie Bilingue: French immersion programs in Canada through the ages” school boards have been dealing with the same problems with French Immersion for almost forty years. Seven years ago Kristin Rushowy wrote about how French Immersion schools in Oakville (Halton District […]

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The following story is 100% true. I went to a Canada Post outlet to mail a package to Laos. The Canada Post representative looked at the address of the package suspiciously and said “Laos? That’s not a country..that’s in Vietnam”. “No, it’s next to Vietnam, but it’s a separate country” I helpfully replied. She shook […]

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