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SBG: An epiphany

SBG: An epiphany
July 4, 2010 6 Comments »

So I’ll be the first to admit that because of my wide variety of classes taught, my marking has been somewhat schizophrenic.  I don’t generally mark the same way in CPT as I do in History, French or Science, and ... Read More »

Welcome stranger

February 22, 2010 5 Comments »

Last Friday, early in the morning (4:30), we welcomed the newest member of our household: Noelle Joy.  Obviously, we’ve taken some photos, which I’m including below for your enjoyment.  She was born quite quickly – Mandi & I arrived in ... Read More »

Saying goodbye

March 5, 2009 7 Comments »

My grandmother has never been a big woman, but she never looked smaller than when she laid my grandfather to rest this Monday.  My grandfather, on the other hand, was a big man.  Not in his stature, to be sure, ... Read More »

Canadian coup d’état

December 4, 2008 3 Comments »

So obviously, the big news in politics this week is the possibility that the government of Canada might be defeated on a confidence motion, possibly ushering in the first coalition government in over 90 years.  The fact that 114 Liberal ... Read More »

Showdown

September 4, 2008 5 Comments »

I’ve had my EEE PC 701 for about 6 months now, and last week, we bought Mandi an Acer Aspire One for her to work on.  I decided to do a bit of a comparison to see what had improved ... Read More »

The price of freedom of speech

June 25, 2008 2 Comments »

photo credit: stan So I’m playing late catch-up with the story of Canada’s Human Rights Councils. The French philosopher Voltaire once wrote “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” ... Read More »

Edupunk is knobbly

June 5, 2008 3 Comments »

Edupunk is a meme that’s been going around the edublogosphere the last couple of weeks. It seems like everyone’s written something on the subject, and I’ve been reading the pros and cons for a while. Yesterday, on a post at ... Read More »

Voucher implosion

May 22, 2008 2 Comments »

Here’s a story that’s sure to warm Jeremy’s heart: vouchers don’t work. Proponents of school choice (on this blog and elsewhere) have held up vouchers as the be-all and end-all of public schools’ problems. They would let all those poor, ... Read More »

The death of school

April 11, 2008 8 Comments »

There are two ways of knowing things. You can know a lot of things in not too much detail, or know a few things very well. Schools are designed to teach the former in a world that increasingly values the ... Read More »

Homework debate

April 2, 2008 8 Comments »

The new Toronto District School Board (TDSB) policy on homework adds further fuel to the belief that all stupid education policies start in Ontario and BC and move towards the middle. Fortunately, they are usually debunked by the time Saskatchewan ... Read More »

Promo video

March 1, 2008 6 Comments »

So one of the projects that’s been taking up my time over the last little while is the creation of a promotional video for my school. We’re looking for something that’s a little more glamourous than a PowerPoint to get ... Read More »

Universal or personal salvation

February 6, 2008 3 Comments »

Did Jesus die for me, or just for everyone? This is a question that’s been percolating through my mind for the last couple of days.  Christianity has recently popularized the idea of individualized salvation, through things like saying “replace the ... Read More »