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How to boost your failure quotient

Lesson Plans   |   November 2, 2018

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This article examines the concept of a failure quotient and goes on to offer advice on the type of mentors that a person needs and questions that should be asked in an interview.... read more

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Ten rules to break when job-hunting

Lesson Plans   |   October 15, 2018

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This article outlines 10 rules that can be broken when applying for a job and goes on to offer advice on behaviours to avoid and good habits and traits to identify.... read more

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How to boost your failure quotient

In the News   |   October 4, 2018

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What’s your failure quotient? Failure quotient is a measurement of someone’s ability to fail intelligently. It’s a new term, courtesy of blogger Donald Latumahina. Like IQ and EQ, failure quotient measures something useful for your career.... read more

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Report calls for standardized math course for all student teachers in Ontario

In the News   |   September 12, 2018

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A standard, basic math course should be a requirement for elementary student teachers at all university faculties of education in Ontario, according to a report that comes after the number of children meeting provincial standards... read more

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Ten rules to break when job-hunting

In the News   |   September 6, 2018

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Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Here are 10 that Halifax-based executive recruiter Gerald Walsh says you can safely and wisely break in your job search: Don’t apply after the date that résumés were supposed to... read more

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Fuzzy numbers: How math instruction varies widely for teachers-to-be across Canada

Lesson Plans   |   September 5, 2018

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This article examines the current state of math instruction for would-be teachers and discusses the degree to which this may be a factor in low student achievement on standardized math tests.... read more

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Fuzzy numbers: How math instruction varies widely for teachers-to-be across Canada

In the News   |   August 14, 2018

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More below: Could you pass the math quiz that student teachers have to take at U of T? Try the quiz at the end of this article. For four years now, an Ontario teachers’ college... read more

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How to make your priorities a priority

Lesson Plans   |   April 3, 2018

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This article suggests a five-point process for establishing and achieving priorities and offers additional tips on how to “reset” in order to accomplish your objectives.... read more

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How to make your priorities a priority

In the News   |   March 22, 2018

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It sounds so simple and obvious: Spend your day on your priorities. But most of us don’t do that. “You might say that something is your priority but don’t actually treat it that way,” productivity blogger Donald Latumahina observes. “That’s... read more

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How managers can deal with upward delegation

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2018

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This article discusses the tendency of subordinates to transfer an assigned problem back to their superior and explores some strategies for the manager to avoid accepting “the monkey.”... read more

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Programming gender gap starts early, study suggests

In the News   |   February 21, 2018

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The Canadian software sector’s pervasive gender gap is already well established before kids graduate from high school, a new study reveals. The survey released today, commissioned by Canadian coding education advocacy and outreach group Actua,... read more

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How managers can deal with upward delegation

In the News   |   February 10, 2018

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Delegation is supposed to go downward. But surprisingly often it goes upward, to the boss. That’s not always unwelcome. Take my father’s grocery-butcher shop. Although some customers preferred the other butcher to cut their meat... read more

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Are MBAs for losers?

Lesson Plans   |   February 6, 2018

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This article argues against seeking an MBA (Master of Business Administration), stressing rather that you and your experience are more important than another degree. It goes on to outline five critical factors for success, explains... read more

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Are MBAs for losers?

In the News   |   January 11, 2018

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If you decide to return to school to gain an MBA, it seems like a declaration of ambition to grow. But Penelope Trunk views it differently: An admission you are failing at your work. With admission deadlines... read more

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We need to talk about bad management

Lesson Plans   |   January 10, 2018

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This article examines how widespread bad management truly is and how we need to have a realistic look at ourselves to see the potential we have to be bad managers ourselves.  ... read more

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