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I strongly support the Ontario Liberals because of their work on behalf of early childhood education – and because they ensured Parkview School remains in public hands

I strongly support Peter Milczyn in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore byelection. I strongly support the legacy of Laurel Broten, who served for 10 years as the MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore serving in many important key positions. Having spent many years working with very … Continue reading

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Reggio Emilia approach has been of interest to early childhood centres and schools world wide, especially in last thirty years (Alison Wells, University of Manitoba)

Given that I began my teaching career (I’ve been retired for eleven years) by working as a supply teacher (without any paper qualifications as an early childhood educator, but with a great flair nonetheless for working with young children) at … Continue reading

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The Finland Phenomenon (2011): DVD about Finland’s educational system

I’ve been reading about Finnish education. Finland does really well in international standardized testing. Some people say standardized testing is of relevance only to some extent, but that’s another story. Anyway, a key thing about Finnish education is that the … Continue reading

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Documentary outlines long-term benefits of early intervention programs addressing behaviour problems in young children

I’ve long had an interest, especially given my career in elementary education, in research related to brain development in early childhood and the long-term impact of optimal – as contrasted to suboptimal – conditions for children’s growth and learning. In … Continue reading

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I was impressed with first episode of CBC TV’s This Is High School

Update Click here to watch the First Episode: Grade Nine is the Worst Year > [end of update]    I was impressed with the first episode of This Is High School, a TV series that the CBC Media Centre (see link in … Continue reading

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The story that claims that bombing will solve the problem of ISIS is a story that leads us nowhere

A basic point that Nicolas Hénin makes in Jihad Academy (2015), a study that is featured at a previous post, is that some news stories lead us astray. With any story, it’s useful to consider where the evidence leads, and to … Continue reading

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Nicolas Hénin, author of Jihad Academy (2015), is featured in a Feb. 16, 2016 CBC The Current interview. Here is a link to the transcript.

Nicolas Hénin is author of Jihad Academy: A Former ISIS Hostage and Veteran Middle East Journalist Explores Misperceptions of Islamic State and Their Consequences (2015). A February 16, 2016 CBC The Current transcript of an interview with Hénin can be accessed here. The … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another, theatre show for babies, aims to charm infant audiences – Feb. 9, 2016 CBC article

A Feb. 9, 2016 CBC article is entitled: “One Thing Leads to Another, theatre show for babies, aims to charm infant audiences.” The subhead reads: “Babies have ‘a sense of engagement that’s so delightful,’ says show creator.” The opening paragraphs … Continue reading

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Linguistic anthropology features a close study of schoolyard games of stance, status, and exclusion

Research reports and articles related to social hierarchies, sense-making, bullying, warfare, and conflict resolution are of interest to me. During my teaching career, from which I retired in 2006, I worked in schools across the Greater Toronto Area. I began my career … Continue reading

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Full-day kindergarten children score highest in vocabulary, self-regulation (Global News, March 28, 2014)

A recent research report regarding all day kindergarten has given rise to a contrast in headlines in two media overviews – in Global News and in The Globe and Mail – regarding the research. The first headline reads: “Full-day kindergarten children … Continue reading

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