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November 20, 2018

Education

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New Yellow Journalism: Clickbait and Gif-baiting

A major problem is that many people don’t have the time to digest long-winded articles anymore. In a world where every pocket has the potential to be filled with a digital square that has access to all of the information and misinformation across the globe, people find it hard to digest information that isn’t spoon-fed

Higher Education in Canada

Book Review: A History of Higher Education in Canada, 1663 – 1960

Robin Sutton Harris was born on October 27th, 1919 in Toronto, Ontario. In 1941, Harris received his BA in English Language and Literature from honor courses within the University of Toronto’s English department. After a brief period of war service, he found himself teaching at the elementary school level for about a year before applying

Rewards with No Risk: A Broken Grading System

The problem behind any grading system is that every single one of them relate back to standards; and the first question that could be asked is this: who is behind the structures of the grading system? On a local level, it appears as if every teacher has full control of the criteria within their subject.

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Kaganistic Rituals of Modern Education: A Criticism on Cooperative Learning

Many school districts, especially in the high school division of our educational system, are lovingly embracing the Kagan style of learning and bringing forth an age of micromanagement in a system that isn’t structurally accepting of it. On paper, the methods of cooperative learning that “structure positive interdependence” seem relatively indisputable. In practice, however, the

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The Proposals of Individual Differences and Multiple Intelligences

This is a general education post on how students can use their “individual differences” in the classroom to understand subjects clearly. There are four proposals on how individual differences should be used in a classroom environment, and this post is dedicated to merging the theory of “multiple intelligences” into the four proposals. Disclaimer: this post

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Substitute Teachers and Relating to Students

To be a successful substitute teacher, one must be able to understand how to balance information alongside reason. One main problem is that in the state of Florida, a part-time substitute teacher only needs an Associate’s Degree. The state tends to keep substitute teachers on a completely different standard of education than the so-called standard ones.

The Marva Collins Story: Bureaucracy in Education

Mrs. Marva Collins, a full-time substitute teacher in the “ghettos” of mid-1970s Chicago, found herself in a rather difficult decision when it came to how she could run her class. With rowdiness and pseudo-fights occurring in the hallways before the two minute and fifty second mark was even past, it’s obvious that the learning environment

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Merging Technology with Kagan

If you’re in the public education system, then you’ve heard about (or have been forced to use) Kagan activities like Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions and the Fan-n-Pick Strategy – two methods to incite engagement through knowledge-based questions that we’ll be talking about today. I personally have a bias against Kaganist (clever pun, please love it) activities, but

DeVostating the Education System

Conservatism is at it again with attempts to destroy the public education system. At this point, it is almost certain that Betsy DeVos – the multi-billionaire who has already begun the push for the privatization of education – will become America’s 11th Education Secretary. If you’ve been living under a rock (or perhaps inside a nuclear

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