Our Blog | Education

Bookstore Appreciation with New Society Publishers

by: Sara on 06/12/2014
Posted in: Community , Education , Events

The smell, the touch, the sound, the sight, the taste‚Ķokay, maybe I got carried away with that last one, but there is something to be said for handling a book, new or old--from the anticipation created by a great cover, to the creak of the spine to the smell of the pages. And what better place to indulge the senses than surrounded by hundreds …

read full article

Trusted Information in the Age of Digital

by: Heather on 03/01/2012
Posted in: Education

This morning I learned on Facebook that eating an onion which had been previously sliced and carefully refrigerated overnight could make me deathly ill. The original author offered all kinds of justifications for why he believed this assertion, but not a single credible source. Not surprisingly, the post was disproved with less than a minute of …

read full article

College Without High School Reviewed in Macleans Magazine

by: EJ on 11/02/2009
Posted in: Education

Blake Boles, author of College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College , spoke recently at the Harbourfront Library in Nanaimo, B.C. The event was a great success. As I sat at the back of the room, I could see parents and students grinning and nodding in acknowledgment. It seems that several of the …

read full article

Education Stimulus Package Versus State Cuts in Education

by: EJ on 03/27/2009
Posted in: Education

With the first round of money allocated to the American education stimulus package due to arrive on the doorsteps of state and local schools any day, squabbles erupt as to the best use of this money. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressed the concern of misuse of funds in a recent interview with Education Week.

The American Recovery and …

read full article

B.C. Teachers Not Alone in Opposition to Standardized Testing

by: EJ on 01/31/2009
Posted in: Education

The British Columbia Ministry of Education has been administering Foundation Skills Assessment tests to students in grades 4 and 7 since 2000. Since that time, classroom teachers have become increasingly concerned about the negative effects of these tests on student learning, the waste of time and resources and the controversial use of the results …

read full article