Fixing Our Schools

“We should not discard educational practices merely because they are traditional. Rather, we should respect and sustain educational practices—both traditional and modern—that are proven to be successful.” ~ Michael Zwaagstra

Recent Articles

Memorization, practice and critical thinking go hand-in-hand

August 31, 2016 Published in the Telegraph Journal (Saint John) All students should become critical thinkers. This goal is agreed upon by virtually all educators. The ability to synthesize and evaluate information and come up with new ways of l[...]

Good teachers matter most

May 20, 2016 Published in The Guardian (Charlottetown, PEI) MLA Sidney MacEwen made headlines earlier this month after he challenged the Minister of Education to enforce class-size limits. Mr. MacEwen zeroed in on supposedly large kindergarten [...]

Education fads do our kids no favours

March 18, 2016 Published in the Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Student achievement is declining in Nova Scotia. The 2014-15 accountability report from the Department of Education makes that abundantly clear. Barely half of Grade 8 students are m[...]