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Public school spending up dramatically in Canada despite falling enrolment: Fraser Institute. The provinces are spending more than ever on public school education despite a widespread decline in student enrolment, according to a new Fraser Institute report.

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Government spending on elementary and secondary schools increased 53.1% to $59.6 billion in 2011/2012 from $38.9 billion in 2001/2002 across the provinces.

Public school spending up dramatically in Canada despite falling enrolment: Fraser Institute

The number of students in public schools declined in every province but Alberta, which grew 5.4%, during the same period.

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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education. Ed Tech Trends The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education Edition, released Wednesday by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education

The annual report is developed by a panel of higher education experts to identify major developments in education technology and technological trends that will help shape teaching and learning in the near future. The researchers also identify the six most significant challenges facing education in the coming years. Educational Discourse. Add New Post ‹ Educational Discourse — WordPress. Add New Post ‹ Educational Discourse — WordPress. Add New Post ‹ Educational Discourse — WordPress.

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Learning Through a Lens. Educational Discourse. I’ve recently began the #dcmooc – Digital Citizenship and am looking forward to the connecting and learning.

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The prompt for this week was: What are your goals for #DCMOOC, and what will you do to achieve them? My response had covered three areas: Deeper learning, Connections, Reflection. The reflection part I hope to capture, to some degree, here. Educational Discourse. Exercise.

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Physical activity. Working out. Whatever name you give to this aspect of our lives, it’s important. It’s okay to be different? Digital Citizenship – what does it mean to be a citizen?

It’s okay to be different?

Different – why do I have to be okay with being different? My daughter is a goalie and anyone who has been around hockey, or any sport that involves a goalie, knows that the message is that they are a bit “different”. She cannot wait for hockey season. She enjoys a game where she gets 50 or 60 shots. She thrives on one goal leads. It’s okay to be different? Educational Discourse. First off, I’d like to thank Dr.

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Alec Couros for a great second session at #dcmooc and Katia Hildebrandt and Joanne Saunders for the work they have done in gathering, organizing and sharing materials. The prompts this week from the #dcmooc discussion focus on guiding students/children to develop the skills and means to become self-regulating, self-filtering, self-monitoring individuals who consume and create material in an ethical manner and are aware of the need to actively reach out and help others wherever they might be and the role the school has in helping them grow in these areas. Yoda was Right – A Reflective Post. For the past 4 months I’ve been pondering what route to explore next.

Yoda was Right – A Reflective Post

After 23 years in education, the last 13 as an administrator, I made the decision in May not to return to my current position and resigned. Since then, I’ve done a great deal of thinking, reading, thinking, listening, thinking and then some more thinking. During this time, I’ve been able to read through blogs and articles, engage in chats and basically do a great many things that I found it hard to do. And as I’ve had time to think and play with my 4 year old son, I’ve seen that indeed, Yoda was right - Do or Do Not, there is no try For many things in life, it is okay to try – new foods, clothes, hairstyles, hobbies, books, blogs and various other things require us to try. The one big one I’ve discovered is forgiveness. As an administrator, the most important thing for building a positive and productive culture is trust. Helping others. Where do you get your reading? Where do you go for new sources of reading?

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Suggestions from other administrators? The Power of Brands: a 67000% Return in One Day & 3 Tips to Make your Personal Brand the Next Apple. See on Scoop.it – Educational Discourse I’m a child of Descartes.

The Power of Brands: a 67000% Return in One Day & 3 Tips to Make your Personal Brand the Next Apple

I grew up in a rational world where logical thinking was the best weapon against ignorance, the right way out of dogma, and I still think today that it’s a decent objective. Kelly Christopherson‘s insight: In educaiton, we need to focus on #3. We need to develop ourselves our brand, as educators. See on blog.scoop.it. Phase Two – Giving Support. Cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Thai Jasmine… Teacher growth is very important.

Phase Two – Giving Support

As a beginning teacher, I realized that I needed help with so much but there was this unwritten code – if you ask for help you are weak. So I stumbled along learning by fire. Educational Discourse.