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Teaching New Canadians

Research & Findings   |   January 15, 2018

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Every year Canada welcomes 300,000 newcomers and many of them will be populating your classrooms. We start the new year with a focus on advice and resources that could help you meet the challenges involved... read more

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A curriculum of their own

In the News   |   January 12, 2018

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As number of Indigenous grads grows, so do calls for funding and programs that reflect the history of their communities. It’s a cold, late November afternoon at Trent University – the kind of cold that... read more

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Ten per cent of Ontario college students withdraw from semester following strike

Articles of Interest   |   December 13, 2017

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In the wake of the province’s longest-running college strike, a tenth of full-time students at Ontario’s colleges have withdrawn from their courses this term. For many, the decision to drop out is a gamble that... read more

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Ontario college strike could cost some students places in programs

Articles of Interest   |   November 29, 2017

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College students could lose their entire academic year and not get back into the programs in which they are currently enrolled if they drop courses as a result of the five-week strike in Ontario this... read more

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Back-to-work bill passes, sending Ontario college faculty back to class Tuesday

In the News   |   November 20, 2017

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College students in Ontario will head back to class on Tuesday after the provincial government passed back-to-work legislation ending a five-week-long strike by professors. The law, which came into force on Sunday after rare weekend... read more

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Canadian university degrees still highly valued by employers worldwide: survey

Articles of Interest   |   November 17, 2017

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Degrees from Canadian universities continue to be highly valued around the world, even while postsecondary institutions in other English-speaking countries are facing declines in their reputation with employers, a new survey shows. Five Canadian universities... read more

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Why don’t women go into engineering? Because they think they can't, researcher finds

Articles of Interest   |   November 16, 2017

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What kind of program is more likely to lead to an increase of women graduating with engineering degrees: A college or university scholarship for promising high-school students, unconscious bias training for human resource managers or... read more

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Autism

Research & Findings   |   November 14, 2017

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This month, we review information and advice for educators who teach autistic students — or, as they are now more commonly described, those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, so-named because it covers a range of developmental... read more

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Canada urged to fund program to send students abroad

In the News   |   November 9, 2017

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Canada should launch an ambitious new program to send college and university students abroad in an effort to prepare tomorrow’s work force to drive trade and economic relations with emerging markets, a new report says.... read more

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Ontario colleges, faculty union restart talks, but conflicts are long-standing

Articles of Interest   |   November 2, 2017

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Classes at Ontario’s 24 colleges could resume as early as Monday if the union representing 12,000 faculty members comes to an agreement with college administrations when the two sides meet on Thursday. Faculty have been... read more

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Canada’s universities commit to diversity with plan to make demographic data public

In the News   |   October 26, 2017

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Canada’s universities will collect and make public demographic data on faculty, staff and students as part of a plan to increase the diversity and inclusion of their campus communities. The promise is included in a... read more

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Toronto school board mulls end to specialized schools in order to reduce learning disparities

In the News   |   October 23, 2017

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A proposal drafted for the Toronto District School Board is recommending the phasing out of specialized schools, including ones focused on the arts, in an effort to give the city’s poorest children more access to... read more

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Metacognition

Research & Findings   |   October 12, 2017

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A few years ago, I was observing a Grade Eight class as students delivered their metacognition reports to the class. “Meta-what?” I thought. Having taught this age group at one time, I knew they could... read more

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What not to wear: Ontario school board targets offensive Halloween costumes

In the News   |   October 11, 2017

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An Ontario school board has sent a checklist to parents before Halloween: Does your child’s costume “represent a stereotype,” such as “terrorist” or “urban ghetto dweller?” Does it involve changing the colour of their skin?... read more

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Google Classroom

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2017

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To complete this Googlish issue, it shouldn’t be surprising that Google has an entire branch dedicated to schools and education. According to Google, twenty million students are using Chrome Classroom. If you’d like to explore... read more

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