Monthly Archives: April 2016

UBC Digital Literacy Summer Institute-aaron mueller FYI 

Via @aaronmueller @bctla  UBC Digital Literacy Summer Institute Aaron Mueller to BCTLA 23 FebDetails 2016 Digital Literacy Summer Institute Critical Digital Literacy: Issues, Challenges, Directions http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/2016-critical-digital-literacy-summer-institute/ RATIONALE As technology continues to transform educational systems and teaching strategies, the acquisition of … Continue reading

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Time to stop abuse against women- trial by fire- CBC

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/m/episodes/2015-2016/the-fire-within-the-secret-battles-of-female-firefighters I’m so sad that macho ‘band of brothers’ military, police, firefighters… and men-continue  assaulting and harassing female colleagues. We all make errors of judgement but such relentless severity hurts us all. I periodically get a sense of anger and shame … Continue reading

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Teen boys, porn and Internet , parents beware

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/porn-is-wreaking-havoc-on-teen-boys-views-of-sex-and-relationships/article29629647/?click=sf_globefb   (Istockphoto) I’ve been saying for some time that our boys and young men are in trouble in spite of our current trend to assist or compensate our young females. Want a better life for our girls? Help our lost … Continue reading

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Baloney detection kit- Popova/Sagan

Maria Popova writes in her fascinating blog , Brain Pickings, the fond story of Carl Sagan the scientist and philosopher. We all could not just use Carl’s 8 bull detectors but his thoughtful approach to our vocations.  https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/ In The … Continue reading

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Exam stress- not the biggest challenge.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/exam-stress-tips-for-parents-1.3530392    My Monday rant:Exam stress is not because teachers are insensitive or conspiratorial . Parents need to teach children accountability. Expectations, chores, whatever. No diploma, certification, personal goal is ever free. Let them see you have crisis and worry … Continue reading

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