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Author: Joe Bower

"The greatest enemy of understanding is coverage." -Howard Gardner Here's a story I share to describe my take on the folly of covering curriculum: Pretend you are a bus driver and have been asked to make a dozen stops where children will be waiting to be  picked up...

On June 2, Alberta Education released their Inspiring Education Steering Committee Report. This has been a long awaited document, as many teachers have waited in the balance to hear where the government plans to direct education. Of course, the entire report was directed by Albertans, as...

In 2005, I damn near quit teaching. I was disgusted by so much of what traditional school does to people. I was tired of assigning homework and then nagging kids to do it - and even when they did do it, they simply went through the...