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The case for school newspapers

Research & Findings   |   November 14, 2018

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In keeping with Research and Findings’ 2018 theme, we look at one practical approach to teaching students to be critical and rational thinkers: turning students themselves into journalists. Establishing a classroom/school newspaper/letter can provide opportunities... read more

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Toronto school board survey shows teenagers feeling increasingly lonely, nervous

In the News   |   November 14, 2018

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Teenagers are feeling increasingly nervous, lonely and worried about the future, according to survey data released on Tuesday by the country’s largest school board. Students’ emotional well-being has deteriorated since the last student and parent... read more

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Dalhousie Indigenous student showing Canada the way to reconciliation

In the News   |   October 29, 2018

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There was nowhere left to smudge. This was a few years back, after Dalhousie University tore down its Indigenous Students’ Centre during campus renovations; a temporary location had no place for the ceremonial burning of... read more

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Ontario makes basic math test a requirement for teaching licence

In the News   |   October 26, 2018

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Ontario will be the first province in the country to require student teachers to pass a basic math test before getting their teaching licence, according to legislative changes introduced by the Progressive Conservative government. Education... read more

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How to use your mental hardware

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2018

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This month we review promising practices in the teaching of rationality and one of its primary components, critical thinking. Physical science can explain a great deal about our brains and the role played by genetics... read more

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Lakehead University program helps elementary school children break barriers

Articles of Interest   |   October 2, 2018

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Eliza Paul was building paper race cars in the engineering department at Lakehead University when she was nine years old. She also learned how to monitor someone’s heart rate, studied Indigenous history and earned financial... read more

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Limited screen time, adequate physical activity and sleep associated with improved cognition for kids: study

In the News   |   September 27, 2018

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Hilary Thomson sets strict limits on her children’s screen time: 15 to 20 minutes a day for her son, who is 11, and during the week, none at all for her 5-year-old twin girls and... read more

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Concordia engineering school becomes first in Canada named after a woman as alumna donates $15-million

In the News   |   September 25, 2018

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Gina Cody arrived in Montreal with $2,000 in her pocket and little more than a dream to become an engineer. It was 1979. Her homeland of Iran was in the throes of a revolution, and... read more

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Parents, are your kids away at university or college properly insured?

In the News   |   September 18, 2018

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This is a delicate time to dump extra expenses on students living away from home and their parents, but $200 or so for tenant insurance could be a smart purchase. Students attending university or college... read more

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How to verify facts

Research & Findings   |   September 13, 2018

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Mark Twain once wrote, “How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and how hard it is to undo that work again!”[1] Ironically, Twain is also often cited as having said, “It is... 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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Topping the list of must-have school supplies: internet access

In the News   |   September 10, 2018

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This September, there are only two students in Riham Mohamed’s house, instead of three. She’s the one not going back to school: Ms. Mohamed is finally licensed as a pharmacist in Canada, able to practice... read more

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Queen’s University parties spur new policy requiring those charged to appear in court

In the News   |   September 6, 2018

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More than 100 people are being sent to court after the first weekend of the new school year at Queen’s University under a new city pilot project aimed at controlling intoxicated crowds in public. These... read more

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Tackling tech: How some teachers are attempting to limit students' cellphone use

In the News   |   September 4, 2018

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When students arrive in Matthew Acheson’s high-school classroom this week, they’ll be allowed to take their phones to their desks, but only once they’ve tucked them inside a specialized pouch that then locks, blocking any... read more

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Doug Ford says Ontario postsecondary schools will require free-speech policies

In the News   |   August 31, 2018

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has warned universities and colleges they will face funding cuts if they fail to adopt free-speech policies that defend controversial speakers on campus and decline to stop shielding students from opinions... read more

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