Archive for March 16, 2017

New issue of Canadian Journal of Education released

For you edu-academic types, volume 40(1)2017 of CJE has been released.

You may prefer to read others, but the one article that attracted my attention is by Nicole Malette titled Forms of Fighting-A Micro-Social Analysis of Bullying and In-School Violence.

Selected From the article:

  • “Students engage in a number of violent behaviours beyond bullying. Appreciating those different dynamics is important for intervening and preventing violence in schools.” (p. 21)
  • The author identifies ” five types of violence: bullying, scapegoating, peer-to-peer honour contests, group fights, and retaliatory violence” (p. 1).
  • “Creating effective violence intervention and prevention methods is reliant on understanding the interpersonal dynamics that sustain each type of violence.”(p. 22)

The author briefly discusses 2 examples of successful  prevention programs: Scandinavian Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and  PREVNet Canada.

Check it out! Rowan


March 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

2 reports on teacher professional learning in Canada

Stephanie Hirsch’s has written an item on the Learning Forward blog site titled  A glimpse into Canada’s practices helps us examine our own.

Selected from the blog: 

“Learning Forward recently commissioned and supported a study on the state of professional learning in Canada. You can read about the study as well as the reports and papers resulting from it in the February 2017 issue of The Learning Professional.”

“Canada figures prominently in another study. The school system in British Columbia was highlighted in Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systemsthe 2016 report from the National Center on Education and the Economy that examines teacher professional learning in four high-performing systems and provides evidence that continuous professional learning deeply embedded into the framework of schools is fundamental to student success. [Click here to access resources to help educators explore the findings in the Beyond PD study and consider implications for policy and practice.]”

Totally check ’em out! Rowan

March 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Teach Ontario releases list of spring webinars

Check out Teach Ontario‘s list of spring webinars for Ontario teachers  here!  Did you miss one, click here to review their archive of past webinars.


March 16, 2017 at 11:10 am Leave a comment

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