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

Ghosts of flawed teaching techniques threaten to haunt Alberta classrooms

January 13, 2017 Published in the Calgary Herald Never underestimate the staying power of a bad idea. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of education policy. Education gurus come up with new ideas, temporarily retreat from them when the[...]

Manitoba schools need to get back to basics

December 19, 2016 Published in the Winnipeg Free Press Once again, Manitoba students have ranked near the bottom in Canada in the areas of science, math and reading. The Program for International Student Assessment, an international assessment [...]

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[...]