Tag Archives: Education

The Price of Poverty

“That this House express its concern for the more than one million Canadian children currently living in poverty and seek to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.” – House of Commons, unanimous all-party … Continue reading

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A Fair and Just Society

A strong sustainable country is founded on some basic characteristics. Countries like companies must have a vision and decisions must be in line with those visions. In Canada the vision we have for our country is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Tommy Douglas?

There is a mendacity (untruthfulness) in politics today that demands a return for politicians like one of Canada’s heroes. Tommy Douglas understood the United Nations Gross National Happiness Index (GNH). He understood the wealth of a nation, of a society, … Continue reading

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Fad or Foundation?

  Is this a Fad or a Foundation to great teaching and learning for students? Many effective teaching strategies or innovations have occurred from a belief there is a magic strategy that works for every student. Those of you that … Continue reading

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Discipline: It’s About Teaching

On Friday, October 25th in for Manitoba’s Educators it was a day of Professional Learning. Our Special Area Groups of Educators (SAGE) Conference provided a wide-range of learning opportunities designed for educators across the Province of Manitoba. One of the … Continue reading

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Teaching, Modeling, Learning…Humanize

The Internet has created a wealth of information and knowledge at our finger tips. In an instant one can read about the French Revolution and Robespierre who became the spokesman for democracy to bring freedom to all men; stating that … Continue reading

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Inclusion – We’ve come a long way

It has been almost 15 years since Manitoba’s Special Education Review’s Final Report was published. Taking recommendations and turning them into action is always the difficult part of any review of the way services are offered. Many individuals will cite … Continue reading

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Bringing Thinking to the Classroom

“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating … Continue reading

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Making a Difference for Youth

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to attend The Rachel Browne Theatre and watch a contemporary dance performance that was created and performed by a couple of students from Knowles Centre.  This production under the direction of Nina Patel founder … Continue reading

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