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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Dec 04, 2018 jjamison

By Bridget McCrea The digital divide between rich and poor students isn’t what it used to be. As more devices find their way into homes, screen time across the socioeconomic spectrum is growing. But some more affluent parents are starting to pull back, setting stricter limits on device use both in and out of the classroom. That was the focus of a recent New York Times article, which noted that even…

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How to Build a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Where All Learners Feel Safe

Dec 04, 2018 jjamison

In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) -- ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in poverty are more likely to have multiple ACEs, compounding the effects of economic insecurity. In addition, the current opioid epidemic is devastating families and overwhelming the foster care system, and many…

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About Wild Schools

Dec 03, 2018 jjamison
About Wild Schools

The Wild School program is a free, whole-school, three year initiative for K-8 schools supporting outdoor and place-based learning. Wild Schools Goal To increase the engagement of BC schools in environmental learning, outdoor field experiences and ongoing connections to conservation in their communities. The Wild Schools Program Highlights: • Free (application based) • For…

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The Conversation

Dec 03, 2018 jjamison

Academic rigour, journalistic flair Our driving days are numbered Lost in the emotional fallout from last week’s announcement that General Motors will shut down its auto-production plant in Oshawa, Ont., was the fact that GM is planning for a day when few of us will be driving cars. Today in The Conversation Canada, Barry Cross of Queen’s University paints the not-too-distant scenario of how…

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How to Avoid "Death by Meeting" in the Workplace

Dec 03, 2018 jjamison

Best practices from the field of meeting science. Posted Nov 30, 2018 What’s the part of your job that you dread the most? If you’re like most people, those pesky mandatory meetings are one of the worst aspects of your workplace. When well done, meetings can be a highly effective form of teamwork in which major problems are solved and important decisions are made, thus energizing the team and aligning…

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