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David Staples
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Attended Carleton University
Lived in Edmonton
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the edits in this video are way too fast. Can't we just see the dancers dance for 3 or 4 seconds now and then?
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Any actual classroom studies that shows moving from focus on learning and mastering knowledge towards project work is actually beneficial to students? No, I didn't think so.
Fine sounding rhetoric, but this is just a hunch, not any kind of proven way to teach kids.
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As a U of C poli sci prof has told me: "Change is everything and everything is changing, so everything must change, so let's change everything in time for everything to change everything!"

I agree with this as well as the goals of Inspiring Politics. 

The key clearly is make sure politicians are flexible, innovative and voter-centred.

Politicians are no longer to be the "sage on the stage" but must act as the "guide on the side," or the "architect" of politics. 

If  our leaders are going to properly engage in 21st Century Politics, then the dissemination of facts to people must end, with a shift in focus to voters relying on inquiry and discovery to try to get answers from political leaders.
TASK FORCE FOR MLA EXCELLENCE On behalf of the Task Force for MLA Excellence, I am pleased to submit my Report to Albertans. This report makes recommendations on MLA excellence to ensure that for every Albertan, in every ...
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Marty Stanowich's profile photo
Allison Bailer Anderson's profile photo
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Journalist
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  • Edmonton Journal
    Cult of Hockey blogger, 2007 - present
  • Edmonton Journal
    City Hall columnist, 2010 - present
  • Edmonton Journal
    Investigative reporter, 1998 - 2010
  • Edmonton Journal
    City columnist, 1992 - 1998
  • Edmonton Journal
    City reporter, 1990 - 1992
  • Edmonton Journal
    Feature writer, 1985 - 1990
  • Toronto Star
    Summer inter, 1984 - 1984
  • Edmonton Journal
    Paperboy, 1975 - 1978
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Edmonton - Ottawa - Toronto - Missoula - Devon - Westlock
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I'm David Staples, a journalist and author, a long-time Edmonton Journal writer and resident of Edmonton.
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Edmonton Journal writer since 1985; current City Hall columnist and hockey blogger, The Cult of Hockey; Edmonton Commons blogger; best-selling author of The Third Suspect and of Barb's Miracle; article on convicted businessman Bernie Ebbers published in Best Business Crime Writing of the Year 2002, edited by James Surowiecki; winner of two National Newspaper Awards (1992 and 2005, for coverage of Giant Mine and Mayerthorpe mass murders); with two National Newspaper Awards certificates of merit (Grant Fuhr cocaine scandal 1990, Katrina Effert infanticide case 2006); two National Magazine Awards (silver, 1997, story on Giant Mine and on Valery's Kharlamov's son Sasha); Blog of the Year finalist for Canadian On-Line Publishing Awards (2010). Father of five, married to Lily Nguyen Staples.
Education
  • Carleton University
    Journalism Honours, 1980 - 1984
  • University of Toronto
    Southam Fellow, 1995 - 1996
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