Tuesday, February 7, 2017
In his most recent book, Leadership for Teacher Learning, Dylan Wiliam asserts that the key to improving education is to improve the quality of instructional practice. Further, he argues that a primary function of school leaders is to “improve the performance of those they lead.”
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Cosmetology, cow calf, visual art and construction aren’t necessarily the courses that come to mind when you think about distance learning, but those are just the kind of innovative courses that the Chinook Cyber School offers.
It can be a challenge to offer students in rural locations across 44,000 square kilometres a variety of course offerings that fit their needs and interests, but that is just what CCS is doing.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
As I stood at the podium to open the July 2016 Canadian Forum on Public Education, I was struck by the timeliness of the forum topic – Wellness in Our Schools: Time to Act. When I started teaching in the early 1980s, the mental health and wellness of students or teachers were never regular topics of conversation around the staff room table, or anywhere else for that matter.
Students and teachers were not well served by this silence and lack of support for diagnosis or real needs.
Monday, January 30, 2017
The Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research Into Teaching is pleased to sponsor Learning From Practice: An Exchange of Teacher Knowledge and Research on February 3, 2017. This one-day conference provides the opportunity to connect with teachers and educational colleagues who will share professionally led, classroom-based research experiences.