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COVID remains the predominant issue in education this year. Herewith a grab-bag of what has floated to the top of the COVID froth over the past few weeks. [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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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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How to deal with anxiety in the classroom

Research & Findings   |   November 15, 2019

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We are all living increasingly stressful lives and students are no exception. According to Psychology Today, linked below, we are experiencing more anxiety and stress-related diseases and disorders than ever, and this “stress epidemic appears... read more

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When e-learning works best

Research & Findings   |   October 15, 2019

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This year, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced a new requirement for graduating from high school: four completed e-learning courses—three more than the other provinces using e-learning courses. Fears that this threatens the traditional role... read more

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Just the facts, please

Research & Findings   |   September 12, 2019

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As the Canadian school year kicks off, raucous campaigns for our federal election in October are in full swing. Research and Findings was impressed by a college-aged niece, who asked where she could find unbiased... read more

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Civilization depends on rational thinking

Research & Findings   |   May 15, 2019

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In this, our final column for this school year, we review the year’s key findings and recommendations for improving rational discourse in the classroom and beyond. Our democracy—civilization itself—is predicated on rational, critical, thinking and... read more

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When emotions play a part

Research & Findings   |   April 12, 2019

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In our continuing series on the perilous state of reasoned argument, truth and all things rational, we tend to focus on dry facts and logic, ignoring the role emotions play in everyday discourse. In formal... read more

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How to deal with propaganda

Research & Findings   |   March 12, 2019

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It’s election year in Canada and a feverish pre-election year for our neighbour to the south. As political ads, videos and social media posts explode across our collective vistas, we address the thorny question: What... read more

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