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As we close out another school year, we ask: What is the most concerning issue in a world of educational worries? The COVID pandemic would seem to top the list. It should pass with full immunization, but what kind of vaccine will eradicate the viral disinformation pandemic that drives anti-vaxxers? [By Jim Lang, M.Ed, Ph.D., Associate Faculty, Graduate Studies (Ret'd) Adjunct Professor (Philosophy) (Ret'd), Department of Social Justice Education OISE/University of Toronto]
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How to combat viral disinformation

Research & Findings   |   May 14, 2021

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As we close out another school year, we ask: What is the most concerning issue in a world of educational worries? The COVID pandemic would seem to top the list, yet it should pass with... read more

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Why don’t teachers get more respect?

Research & Findings   |   April 14, 2021

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Among 35 nations in a 2018 study, Canada ranked eleventh in terms of the value it places on the teaching profession. It can be challenging enough to teach, even in non-pandemic times, without enduring the... read more

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Some fresh thinking about teaching

Research & Findings   |   March 16, 2021

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As spring shoots poke their heads above our thawing earth, we scour cyberspace for new ideas sprouting in the fertile world of teacher magazines. The result is a mixed bag of fresh thinking, with only... read more

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Some ways to lighten up in these grim times

Research & Findings   |   February 11, 2021

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The mid-winter blues of February are surely glowing a deep shade of indigo this COVID winter. It can be a challenge to muster the requisite energy to teach, just as it for students to learn.... read more

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We are all media now: the key skills we need

Research & Findings   |   January 14, 2021

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As 2020 disappears into the rear view and the world mutters ‘Good riddance’ we seek reasons for optimism and find one in Taiwan. There, Audrey Tang, the Digital Minister, presides over an innovative and effective... read more

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Fascinating topics that are NOT about the virus

Research & Findings   |   December 9, 2020

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As the current annus horribilis groans to a merciful close, a distant light flickers at the end of this gloomy tunnel. It may be months away, but with remarkably successful vaccines seemingly in hand, the... read more

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Education after COVID: some reasons for hope

Research & Findings   |   November 13, 2020

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For educators, COVID is all-encompassing. It lingers like an uninvited, obnoxious guest—the elephant in the room. Thus we are dedicating another column to what remains the predominant issue in education this year. Herewith a grab-bag... read more

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Coping with the stress of these extraordinary times

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2020

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The strangest school year in the global history of education is underway. Stress levels among teachers and students are high and rising. In the face of a global pandemic, virtually every working teacher on earth... read more

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Helpful hints for teaching in these times

Research & Findings   |   September 15, 2020

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Rarely has there been so much doubt, fear and uncertainty around the launch of a new school year. We can only guess at the immense challenges and difficult choices that confront all educators, parents and... read more

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Strategies for remote teaching/learning

Research & Findings   |   May 11, 2020

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What a difference a month makes. By now, you will have been working for weeks to meet the challenge of online teaching and learning. So, for our final Research and Findings of this school year,... read more

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Homeschooling advice from some experts

Research & Findings   |   April 14, 2020

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has everyone at home, leaving parents and teachers taking on the challenge of homeschooling their children/students. Not surprisingly, a raft of material has appeared online to offer support. We have selected... read more

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Want to upgrade your credentials this summer?

Research & Findings   |   March 4, 2020

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With four months remaining in this school year, you may be searching for summer courses to upgrade your credentials. To this end, we have assembled suggestions for your consideration, from an international teaching experience to... read more

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What’s on teachers’ minds?

Research & Findings   |   February 14, 2020

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As Ontario prepares for teacher walkouts and a possible strike, we take a look at member associations of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to see what’s at or near the top of their agendas this month—quite... read more

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Wide-ranging ideas to help in the classroom

Research & Findings   |   January 15, 2020

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Research and Findings launches the new year with a grab-bag of offerings, from checking predictions for educational technology in 2020 as envisioned five years ago, to helping students develop a global mindset, to busting LGBTQ... read more

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Podcasts as teaching and learning tools

Research & Findings   |   December 11, 2019

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The popularity of podcasts is soaring, with U.S. statistics showing their number has grown from 550,000 to 750,000 over the past year alone. This month we present a selection of podcasts for teachers by teachers,... read more

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