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Comment by Kim on March 22, 2010 at 1:27pm
I love those ideas. My teenagers have yet to sit behind the wheel of a car. Although we live on the subway line and take public transit and ride bicycles and walk, I think driving is a good skill to have. Should have been practicing with them on the quiet, private road years ago. My son has a Swiss army knife, though. And they have some experience with managing fire. But, yeah, we don't give kids enough autonomy these days.
Comment by Michael Hayes on March 18, 2010 at 7:45am
I love it when rational thoughts surface and remind us how silly we have become! It is so true that we as a society have so rigidly structured our childrens lives that we tend to lose focus on how children really learn. Kudos to Gever for reminding us how we grew up.
Comment by Gay Stephenson on March 17, 2010 at 12:39pm
March Break in Ontario seems like the ideal time to think about this. You don't have to agree with each of the five things! This certainly resonates with me even though I have never thrown a spear... but I don't want to give away too much. :)

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Sex education in schools

The government got nervous about the sex education component of the new Health and Physical Education curriculum for elementary schools and has decided, in its wisdom, to withdraw it. Since Friday, an amazing discussion has been going on in this online community. It's well worth reading the whole thing, from top to bottom. And now you can read the curriclum too! The Ministry of Education (also in its wisdom) took the…See More
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Jacqui Strachan replied to Annie Kidder's discussion 'Sex education in schools'
"Consultations are coming! The Ministry of Education has announced that it will begin consultations on the sex education curriculum, with the aim of implementing new curriculum in September. Here is the Ministry's media release."
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Sheila Stewart replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Hmm, I am not sure, Tara.  I will see what I can find on that.  Maybe someone else has those details handy?"
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Tara Fox replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Hi Sheila, A well designed safety program has many levels. Too often our school safety programs are based on reaction rather than prevention IMHO.  I have read that many safety advocates are very critical of the lack of measurement when it…"
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Li Ro replied to Jacqui Strachan's discussion 'You Gotta Watch/Listen to this...'
"Here's something interesting out of Australia, self assessments for teachers and why it contributes to student academic success and wellbeing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzDcYuSsU2E ;"
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Sheila Stewart replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Thanks, Tara.  Yes, true, safety is often one of the main reasons referred to.  Is there some "false security" in this as well though?  I am sure it is a combination of monitoring strategies and practices that help…"
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Tara Fox replied to Sheila Stewart's discussion 'Hats: On or Off?'
"Good Morning, This is a very timely topic. I believe this to be a safety issue. Security cameras in schools and outside schools are normally elevated and looking down. A hat and or hoodie can prevent potential suspects from being identified. Three…"
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Hats: On or Off?

I recently posted a discussion with some questions about school dress codes and also mentioned hats as well.http://discuss.peopleforeducation.ca/forum/topics/school-dress-codesI thought I would start a separate discussion topic focused on hats since there are a few good blog posts that do just that (and winter is coming... :( ).  I hope this helps discussions specific to "hats in school" at the school level and…See More
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Jacqui Strachan commented on Gay Stephenson's group 'People for Education Conference Meet Up!'
"Oh, like we're that organized, Jamie. LOL. The photo will probably take place at the end of the day, and we'll likely plan for a meet-up at lunch. "
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Jamie Wayne de l'Eveille commented on Gay Stephenson's group 'People for Education Conference Meet Up!'
"Do we have an agenda yet for the online community meet up?"
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"We are hoping that there will be lots of social media action from the conference. Sheila spotted this gem on twitter - 5 Tips for Using Social Media during Conferences.  Number 2 is "get the hashtag right".  For the People for Ed…"
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