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Professional Development Articles

Kid's Today Are Being Socialized to Think They're Fragile Snowflakes

Dec 03, 2018 jjamison

A looming crisis and how to avert it By Michael Shermer | Scientific American December 2018 Issue Something is amiss among today’s youth. This observation isn’t the perennial “kids these days” plaint by your middle-aged correspondent. According to San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge, as reported in her book iGen (Atria, 2017), to the question “Do you have [a] psychological…

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Free Online Game to Spot Misinformation from Real News

Nov 27, 2018 jjamison

NewsFeed Defenders is a challenging online game that engages players with the standards of journalism, showing you how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deception we all face today. Join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, and meet the challenge to level up from guest user to site admin. This can only be achieved by spotting dubious posts that try to sneak in…

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The Seven Grandfathers and Experiental Teaching and Learning

Nov 27, 2018 jjamison
The Seven Grandfathers and Experiental Teaching and Learning

SJ Ed May Grant The Seven Grandfathers and Experiential Teaching and Learning.   By Melissa Johnson ( Harris), Social Justice Chair, Central Okanagan Teachers’ Association.     Truth. Wisdom. Respect. Courage. Honesty. Humility. Love.   These are the seven teachings that we had heard whisperings of, that we had noticed on the walls of our school and in our aboriginal support room, but had never…

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BCTF Pro-D News

Nov 19, 2018 jjamison
BCTF Pro-D News

      Check out the following PD opportunities starting in 2019! Also, please review the updates from the Teacher Qualification Service (TQS), as they may affect your category placement.   Developing Minds through Reading and Writing   Simon Fraser University presents a one-day conference on critical reading and writing. Keynote speakers and experts…

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From Outcast to “Incast”: Reintegrating Disenfranchised Youth | Sandy Balascak | TEDxLangleyED

Nov 19, 2018 jjamison

 How do you take a group of alternate school youth who see themselves as bad, stupid and unworthy, and prove to them that they are every bit as capable as their counterparts in mainstream schools? You come up with an innovative plan, that many will call crazy, that goes against all traditional methods for dealing with these youth, and that has no proven track record from which to defend your ideas;…

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