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“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 […]

An article in the Wall Street Journal has re-started public discussion on why so many students are taking medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s a thorny issue with implications for the kind of schools we have, the kind of schools we want and how we view students and their learning. New research, conducted by […]

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” John Dewey Schools are supposed to be about learning. They are supposed to be about inspiring students and supporting them so they can develop the skills and knowledge they need to live their best life. But the world has changed, quickly, and schools and teachers are […]

I sat down this morning to write something for The Globe and Mail’s School Council and when I finished I realized I’d written a blog post, so I decided to post it here. The idea that student input and control of education is limited, is somewhat misleading. Students have the ultimate level of control and […]

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