Monthly Archives: August 2014

There is no point.. Kingsolver

“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” … Continue reading

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Scientific Publishing Can’t Be Free | Science | Smithsonian… Was it ever?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/scientific-publishing-cant-be-free-31596196/#CcE1y6A548UkxEq6.99 I guess it’s my old cynical disposition kicking in, but part of my assessment is based on information from various sources- undergrads, profs, admin and business folks. Academia, like private enterprise business has lost its way because of money. … Continue reading

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Did I do anything wrong today…

“Did I do anything wrong today, he said, or has the world always been like this and I’ve been too wrapped up in myself to notice?” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Podcast: #edchat – School culture

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Want a 10-Year School Deal, BC Liberals? Try These Terms – TheTyee.ca – Mobile

http://m.thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/08/21/Ten-Year-School-Deal/?utm_source=editor-tweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=210814 Those wars have gone on so long it’s hard to imagine an education system without them. But many systems flourish in peace, notably in Europe. As we approach the new school year while the current teachers’ strike goes on, … Continue reading

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Want a 10-Year School Deal, BC Liberals? Try These Terms – TheTyee.ca – Mobile

http://m.thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/08/21/Ten-Year-School-Deal/?utm_source=editor-tweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=210814 Those wars have gone on so long it’s hard to imagine an education system without them. But many systems flourish in peace, notably in Europe. As we approach the new school year while the current teachers’ strike goes on, … Continue reading

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