People I know are sometimes surprised to see a “Support Our Troops” magnet on the back of our van. We’ve modified it with a Y to read “Support YOUR troops,” as this is not my family’s country, nor our war. And yet, we’re paying for it every paycheque when money comes off for federal taxes. [...]
From this weekend’s Globe and Mail: Mr. Berlusconi’s anger and scrutiny is now focused tightly on these votes, especially in the riding that represents North and Central America, in which Canadian votes proved decisive. In Canada, 15,425 Italian-Canadians, or 44 per cent of those who cast ballots, voted for Mr. Prodi’s coalition. In the United [...]
Okay, so there’s not even an election looming in Canada, and the Liberal leadership race is far from decided. That said, I’m growing more and more convinced that Michael Ignatieff’s the guy for the job. Here’s an excerpt from Alan Fotheringham’s column today, in which he predicts, or at least hopes, that Ignatieff will be [...]
David Warlick’s blog always gives me a lot to think about, but with his notion of “flat classrooms” I think he’s moved to a new level. This is a great post that should give us all a lot to think about. What about an education system that is challenged to prepare children for their future [...]
This interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell hits home on a number of levels, first because I’m the king of multitasking for better and, more often, for worse. Second, because it’s an issue we deal with in the classroom all the time. Students today — and this could simply be my misperceptions of some sort of [...]
It’s that time of year again! Registration begins for Seniors on April 11. I’m available to meet with any of you who need help with your plans for next year. If you’re going to be a Senior next year, you should definitely think about coming to see me before registering so that we can make [...]
cbc.ca/arts continues to be the best site online for stories on Canadian culture. Last week’s feature on academic satires was really good, and today they’ve got a great feature on Canada’s best arts and entertainment blogs. Sure, I have some quibbles with their choices, but on the whole it’s a great list.
Coming in July 2007 to a theatre near you… You didn’t really think I was talking about THAT Homer, did you?
First, Michael Ignatieff, rookie MP and one of the (undeclared) front-runners for Liberal leadership, gives a great speech in Ottawa. I had a few doubts about Ignatieff, but this speech (in print, anyhow) blew me away. Great to see someone with a VISION, for a change. I’m not sure he has all the answers, but [...]