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Engaging Questions = Engaging Discussions!

If you want to get a lively discussion going here, but you're not sure how to get started, check out this great infographic, discovered by Sheila Stewart.

Among the helpful tips:

- ask open questions

- be brief

- be provocative (but polite!)

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Measuring What Matters: Research Papers Posted!

Have you visited the Measuring What Matters site recently?  We have posted research papers on measuring health, social-emotional skills, creativity, and citizenship, as well as an overview of what we heard over the past year in consultations, surveys, and focus groups. Check out all of the research, then add your thoughts right on the website!


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Welcome to Our Online Community

Members are welcome to ask questions and engage in discussions in this community. Comments are the opinions of individual members, and may not reflect the views of People for Education.

Please follow the online netiquette rules when posting here, and remember that all discussions and comments are public.

For more tips on how to participate, check out the online community FAQs.


Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Ways of Knowing

Started by Tim Yearington in Indigenous Education. Last reply by Jacqui Strachan Apr 25. 1 Reply

We are now living in an exciting time! There is an increasing awareness in the value and "good medicine" inherent within Indigenous Knowledge and Ways of Knowing. Therefore, there is a growing interest in Indigenous education and how to…Continue

Tags: indigenous, education, ways, of, knowing

Math Instruction: Semesters vs. All Year Long

Started by Stan Taylor in Curriculum / Report Cards. Last reply by Stan Taylor May 9. 49 Replies

Hi,Since 2008 I have been lobbying Peel District School Board trustees, Curriculum Superintendent and local Principals to change the way Math is delivered in Peel.  The current system in 30 of 33 secondary schools is the 'Block' Semester System. …Continue

Cursive writing

Started by Marilyn Book in Education Policy and Government Legislation. Last reply by Ann J Thompson Apr 12. 75 Replies

Is it just my school board or is this something mandated that cursive writing is no longer taught? I am seeing more and more young 20s who have no idea how to sign their name to a legal document and are unable to read cursive.  Will cursive be the…Continue

Tags: ability, writing, cursive

Meet the Moderators!

 DahliaBenedikt Dahlia Benedikt

Dahlia is a graduate student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education studying Curriculum, Teaching and Learning with a concentration in critical pedagogy. Dahlia’s focus as an educator is rooted in participatory practices that invite youth to critically examine their own identities through collaborative engagement with local and global issues. Dahlia has a particular interest in citizenship education, Indigenous perspectives and the impact of colonialism in Canada.

 Jacqui Strachan

Jacqui is the Engagement Director at People for Education. She loves to connect with parents, community groups, and anyone who shares her passion for public education. At P4E, she helps to develop parent tip sheets, coordinates the People for Education Network, provides parent support, and runs workshops to help engage parents in their children’s education. Follow her on Twitter at @jacquistrachan.

 Marina Papic

Marina is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and Family Literacy Facilitator. She develops programs and activities for children, as well as providing training and resources to parents and childcare providers on topics ranging from positive parenting to speech development and special needs programs. Marina's workshops provide practical approaches to parenting challenges that strengthen family relationships and help raise children who are responsible, respectful, and resourceful. And she can respond to your posts in English, Serbian, and Croatian!




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TDSB schools receive national recognition for business ventures

"TLP’s culminating Entrepreneurial Adventure showcase and awards ceremony features school projects demonstrating originality, enterprising spirit, teamwork and impact on school and community. Showcase events are held in public venues, providing a real-life opportunity to practice pitching and public speaking skills while gaining confidence in the process. Each selected award-winning venture receives $500 that goes to further enhancing and developing their school’s entrepreneurial pursuits."Here…See More
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