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

There's no critical thinking without a base of knowledge

November 18, 2016 Published in Troy Media. The recent presidential election campaign was one of the worst in American history. Two sides entrenched themselves at opposite ends of the spectrum, slugged it out, and showed little interest in intel[...]

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 [...]