Deborah McCallum

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Looking white and being Aboriginal

Rude comments spark identity crisis that took months to get over<p>It was a beautiful summer day in downtown St. John's; my friend was working a food …

Indigenous communities in Canada finally on Google Maps

More than 3,000 Indigenous lands have been added to Google maps and Google Earth as of today<p>More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have …

How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant

Engagement is a crucial part of learning, but ensuring students are actively engaged is more complex than whether a student is paying attention or …

Pedagogy

The 12 Rules of Giving Negative Feedback (Infographic)

Giving negative feedback doesn't have to be as difficult as you think.<p>Giving feedback is no easy task -- especially when it’s negative. However, it’s important to give colleagues, teammates or employees the necessary feedback in order for them to grow and improve. While you may be nervous that …

Employment

For National Aboriginal Day, CFLA-FCAB Acting on Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Report

This National Aboriginal Day, the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA-FCAB) is acting on recommendations of the CFLA-FCAB Truth and …

Canada

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps an ‘essential’ step in reconciliation

More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth.<p>The search engine giant said the launch – which …

Google Maps

It's So Much More!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative learning experience where you will:<p>Learn about research-based strategies …

Jo Teaching A Dot Card NumberTalk

computational thinking in math ed. – Math Knowledge Network

<i>Math + coding by Grades 2/3 students at St. Andrews PS, TDSB.</i><p><b>NEWS</b><p><b>13-15 October 2017: Computational Thinking in Mathematics Education Symposium</b>; a …

Mathematics

Canada 2017

150 facts about Canada… in 150 seconds?!<p>CBC's Amanda Parris races the clock to share 150 factoids about our strange and wonderful nation.<p>CBC's Amanda …

Summer Reading Toolkit

Are you looking for a way to keep your child reading this summer? Hundreds of children fall victim to the summer slide: when students lose academic …

Books

Stanford researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online

Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages.

Education

How a journalism class is teaching middle schoolers to fight fake news

Research last year out of Stanford University revealed that students – from middle schoolers to undergraduates – are easily duped by false …

Education

Indigenous bias training rolls out to Ontario healthcare workers

"These strongly held stereotypes that people aren't aware of end up shaping practice"<p>Diane Smylie, the provincial director for the Ontario Indigenous …

Health Care

Write First with a Pen

Write first with a pen. It’s too easy on the computer to change a word, then forget what it was. Also, don’t get too social. Write for whatever holy …

The Coach Approach to Giving and Receiving Feedback in Schools

While skillfully shared feedback can catapult learning to new heights, poorly offered feedback can have minimal impact, or worse, can potentially …

Teaching

By 2020, There Will Be 4 Devices for Every Human on Earth

Internet Of Things<p>According to research from <i>Business Insider</i>, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed around the world by …

Internet of Things

Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network

Daily surveillance of the general public conducted by the search engine, along with Facebook, is far more insidious than anything our spooks get up to<p>When Edward Snowden first revealed the extent of government surveillance of our online lives, the then foreign secretary, William (now Lord) Hague, …

Surveillance

The tale of a celebrity president who colluded with a foreign dictator

<i>The Dystopia Project</i> <i>is</i> Mashable<i>'s book series looking at what dystopian fiction has to teach us in our new political climate. You can read past entries</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>The first time I read <i>The Plot Against America</i> was the same year Philip Roth published it, 2004. Back then I thought it a thoroughly readable …

Philip Roth

11 books to read while you wait for season 2 of Handmaid’s Tale

Women confronting power in dystopian worlds<p><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> finished its first devastating season on Hulu this week, but the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s chilling dystopian novel will come back for a second season.<p>The novel and show portray a dystopia in which women are stripped of their …

Literature

Using In-Class Formative Assessment Effectively #hlta7

Last week, I walked away from <i>Leading and Sustaining a Coherent Vision for Teaching and Learning Mathematics</i> with Dr. Timothy Kanold<i>,</i> thinking, mind …

Teaching

Teaching and Assessment with Math Processes

Teaching and assessment in math go hand in hand. What ties them together are the mathematical processes. Our job as teachers is to help students …

Reading Beyond

<b>Chosen for children who are reading at an advanced level</b><p>Here are 75 books chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book …