Monthly Archives: March 2015

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with ‘topics’ as country reforms its education system

Isn’t it amazing what is happening now with the world leader in education?  As an elementary school teacher, I was expected to create themes that were cross curricular and covered the entire curriculum.  Now it looks like Finland is making this … Continue reading

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5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

I just found this interesting blog about student centred learning environments.  The Seymour Papert cartoon definitely sucked me into this posting. You would think student centred in the title would be obvious enough but it really is about the students. … Continue reading

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Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

This is an incredibly timely conversation and something I believe in. I always disliked giving homework as a teacher.  I felt it was my and my students’ responsibility to get school work done in class.  It so often ended up … Continue reading

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University officials call for free tuition

Student debt is once again in the spot light as the potentially crushing debt load is about to hit another years’ worth of new graduates.  This issue has a history of rearing its head and I hope students can get … Continue reading

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Honesty and report cards

Report cards are an ongoing stress point in schools.  I remember how much time and effort went into getting report cards ready for parents.  I also remember being asked by friends to decypher their kids’ report cards. Hopefully this story … Continue reading

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