Month / October 2017

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” US computer scientist Alan Kay, 1989. Earlier this week Brian Aspinall shared the Bloomberg editorial “Kick Mobile Phones Out of Class“. One for my friends @acampbell99 @MatthewOldridge @MrSoclassroom -> Kick Mobile Phones Out of Class – Thoughts? https://t.co/XoH3uFBVJa — Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) October 25, 2017 […]

It is well accepted that we have a crisis in children’s mental health in Ontario. Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) reports that the number of children waiting for mental health services in Ontario has almost doubled in the past three years and an 18 month wait list for services is common. Parents and professionals regularly […]

I’ve written about the “cooling effect” that an increased use of social media by administrators and school boards has had on educators. EduTwitter is increasingly a platform of self-promotion and is used less as a platform where educational ideas are discussed. Educators are using anonymous accounts to avoid reprisals from supervisors and discussions between educators […]

On October 5th I presented at Discovery Education Network’s Ignite event in Etobicoke. The theme of the even was around joy and this is the text of the talk I wrote called “The Joy and Pain of Teaching”. I can’t think about joy without immediately hearing the 1988 Rob Base song Joy and Pain in […]

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