by Lesley Machon and Laurie Hill
By Janice L. Doucette, M.Ed.
Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge
"Literacy: The Whole Story" is a compelling series of high-quality videos produced by Teachers Media International, a UK-based service dedicated to providing video-based content and resources aimed at the ongoing professional development of educators.
by Jim Parsons
Recently I read an online interview with Rey Junco, associate professor at Purdue University and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. The interview led me to think further about how we might use Twitter in classrooms.
by Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD
On measures of adult literacy, according to the OECD (see here for a complete report) Canada ranks 10th on scores of adult literacy using the five point scale of literacy widely in use for such comparisons. Ahead of us are Japan, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Norway, Estonia, Slovak Republic and Belgium. Put simply: we are at or about the OECD average.
By Jim Parsons and Dennis Shirley
The piles of contradictory research available about education today can be baffling. Some days, we feel we have no choice but to just throw up our hands in despair. How shall these conflicts be sorted out? Foundationally, we believe no sorting out will occur without teachers in the room. Teachers know much that often doesn’t find its way into policy. Here’s one thing we know. The task of including teachers in policy building is crucial because the conditions under which teachers work cannot be removed from their abilities to help students learn. This begs the question: What do teachers need to do their work well?