In a post-industrial society, echoes of the past are most apparent in perhaps the most sacred of places, our schools. Here, the most vulnerable of our society are entrusted into the system with hopes that they will grow into successful humans, whatever that may look like in twenty or so odd years. While glancing into […]

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Access article here. Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, Helping Kids See the Good Side of Getting Things Wrong.  Everyone makes mistakes and children are no exception. What’s important is how we learn from them. Yet, children grow up in a society that pressures them to be perfect and intelligent – to achieve the highest SAT scores, land […]

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Terrance Green | Aug. 10, 2016 Access Article here. Asking about educational equality can help close the racial achievement gap With a new school year comes a fresh start and new teachers to meet. But with current racial tensions at some of the highest levels we have seen in years, schools are one place where […]

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Access article here. French immersion 30 years later French immersion most popular in the Maritimes More girls enrol in immersion Immersion students outperform non-immersion students in reading French immersion students tend to have higher socio-economic status backgrounds The role of self-selection and other possible factors References French immersion programs were introduced into Canadian schools in […]

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Access Article here. By Robert William McCaul 11 February 2016 – 09:11 Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen, and the implications they have for the language classroom.  If you’ve ever doubted whether you’re a good language learner, then bear in mind that you’ve already learned one […]

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Glenn McDonald HUMAN Jul 30, 2016 06:00 AM ET Have you been wanting to pick up a new language? It’s never too late! You might be surprised at how our brains learn second languages. Guten tag, Seekers! Interesting news this week from the linguistics desk. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that, while it’s […]

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