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Bill Ferguson
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The Education System is Broken
The education system is broken. Everywhere we look there are complaints about it: from parents, educators, employers and especially students. The most common complaint is that the skills being taught do not meet the needs of society. Society has matured pas...
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Are the kids correct?
We keep hearing about all the issues in classrooms these days. Students unruly behaviour. Teachers and EAs wearing Kevlar vests. Students, teachers, parents all upset. Students are being given absurd labels like ADD, ODD, ADHD. All of this so we can treat t...
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Purpose of Education
A question for you. What is the purpose of education? What, in your opinion, is the ideal learning experience for children? The world has such a wide variety of learning systems in place. I would like to see the things people propose as being essential for ...
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Some Nuthall observations
Nuthall discovered that teachers are largely unaware of what their students are learning and base their practice on the cultural ideal of a busy active classroom.  However, Nuthall found no evidence of a direct link between teaching and learning. The eviden...
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Graham Nuthall
Below is an article by Graham Nuthall as well as a brief bio of him. His research demonstrates the reasons why Sudbury Schools work. http://www.victoria.ac.nz/education/research/nzaroe/issues-index/2001/pdf/text-nuthall.pdf Professor Emeritus Graham Nuthall...
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The Black Hole Of Ordinary Life
The Black Hole Of Ordinary Life I read this sentence fragment the other day and became fascinated by it. To me I see it as the sameness that life predictably falls into when we go about our days and nothing really changes. Next day. Same Shit is what I have...
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Rethinking the post secondary route
Why are we training every high school student to go to college or university? Why are we not encouraging apprenticeship programs at earlier levels so that students can easily transfer into a job environment which they are interested in? If they need more sc...
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From School lo Education and a Happy Life
In order to have a happy life we must have goals that are achievable. These goals cannot be set up by anyone but us as an individual. They must be realistic. They must be exciting. They must stir our imagination and invest our creativity. Can we achieve the...
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What are children receiving from an education?
When you ask children about their favourite part of the school day 3 things pop up immediately. The first is recess where they get to run around and explore with their friends. The second is gym where again they get to run around and be with friends in a le...
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