Let it go | Joanne

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Here’s Dave Barry’s 2017 Year in Review.

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New Year’s Resolutions and our Attachment to Bad Habits | Pamela Snow | The Snow Report

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It’s that time of year again, when we all start kidding ourselves (and if we’re especially clever, each other) that we’re off to a fresh start when the calendar clicks over to January 1, and we dream of the better selves we’d like to take forward into the new year. These better selves are invariably slimmer, more rested, more physically fit, and better-read versions of our current selves, albeit elusive and ephemeral in nature. Behaviour change is the subject matter of volume-upon-volume of psychology text book and journal article, not to mention the business models of…

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New Year’s Resolutions and our Attachment to Bad Habits | Pamela Snow | The Snow Report

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It’s that time of year again, when we all start kidding ourselves (and if we’re especially clever, each other) that we’re off to a fresh start when the calendar clicks over to January 1, and we dream of the better selves we’d like to take forward into the new year. These better selves are invariably slimmer, more rested, more physically fit, and better-read versions of our current selves, albeit elusive and ephemeral in nature. Behaviour change is the subject matter of volume-upon-volume of psychology text book and journal article, not to mention the business models of…

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Parents choose commercial-free kids’ TV | Joanne

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Fewer children are watching traditional children’s television, such as Saturday morning cartoons, writes Rob Toledo in Exstreamist. “More kids than ever are using streaming services like Netflix for their entertainment, with a ‘for kids’ section, and zero commercials.” So what does this mean for the advertising industry?

Children in “Netflix-only” homes are spared 230 hours of commercials a year compared to traditional viewership homes.

According to the National Institute of Health, children average 2.68 hours of television a day.

In homes with more technology devices like tablets…

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Reflections on 2017 | larrycuban

EdSurge asked me to offer reflections and predictions for 2017. The following  appeared in EdSurge, December 27, 2017.

As someone who has taught high school history, led a school district, and researched the history of school reform including the use of new technologies in classrooms over the past half-century, except for one event noted below, I found little that startled me in 2017. For digital tools in classrooms, it was the same o’ same o’.

Sure, I am an oldster and have seen a lot of school reform both successes and failures but I am neither a pessimist nor a nay-sayer about public…

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Society for Quality Education Canada’s statement about Sarah Warry-Poljanski | SQECanada

Please see SQE’s press release regarding Sarah Warry-Poljanski:

PRESS RELEASE

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

December 29, 2017

 
Society for Quality Education Canada’s statement about Sarah Warry-Poljanski

 

Newmarket, Ont. — The Society for Quality Education Canada issues the following statement on the recent allegation involving one of its board members, Sarah Warry-Poljanski:

 

“SQE Canada was unaware that Sarah Warry-Poljanski and Nick Kouvalis had been charged back in September 2017 with breaking and entering a restaurant bar in Burlington. The organization was also…

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