Archive for March 8, 2017

Recent news about school closures

PC leader Patrick Brown has been making news recently asking the government to implement a province-wide moratorium on school closures – especially in rural communities.


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Check it out! Rowan

March 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Aboriginal Access to Engineering

I was reading the latest issue of the Queen’s Alumni Review, Issue 1, 2017 (Queen’s University in Kingston, ON) and an article titled Illustrating the Importance  of Engineering talked about the  website Aboriginal Access to Engineering, and in particular, a new graphic booklet titled I’m a Mechanical Engineer. “This  book is the latest in a series, created to contextualize discipline in engineering for Aboriginal youth.” (p. 25).

The site includes pages for kids, youth and adults, and a series of publications for students on different engineering specialties (chemical, geological, mechanical, civil). In particular the resource What Engineers Do is available for free downloading and in multiple aboriginal languages. The page also includes a grade 3 unit: Strong and Stable Structures with blackline masters.

Check it out! Rowan



March 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

AERA announces most read research articles

The American Education Research Association is making available the 20 most popular   research articles, for free in PDF formats.

And what was number 1?

 Is Kindergarten the New First Grade?
Researchers found that over a 12-year period, kindergarten classes have become increasingly like first grade. Kindergarten teachers in 2010 have much higher expectations of their students than in 1998, and their classrooms have become more similar to first-grade classes from the ‘90s.
AERA Open, January 2016
Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham, Anna Rorem

Be patient, the article is slow to open.

Check them out! Rowan

March 8, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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