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

Technology should not drive education reform

October 22, 2015 Published in Troy Media A recent OECD report dropped a bombshell on those who view technology as the driving force of education reform. The report found that “students who use computers very frequently at school do a lot worse [...]

Distractions are sometimes good for learning

August 27, 2015 Published in the Winnipeg Free Press Most teachers and students know the conventional do’s and don’ts of proper studying habits. For example, students should find a quiet environment free of distractions. Don’t play any backgrou[...]

Report cards: Teachers should be free to say what they really think

March 18, 2015 Published in the Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Nova Scotia Education Minister Karen Casey has demonstrated achievement of some of the learning outcomes for this year. She recognizes that parents deserve to receive report cards that [...]