Parents could be forgiven for thinking that our children are born media literate. They are mediatized, certainly, even before they are born: it’s a rare baby shower that doesn’t feature Elsa or Elmo in one form or another. As for digital literacy, kids take to devices like the proverbial ducks to water, quickly becoming expert […]
Category: Educational resources
Careful planning, support and shared educator learning are the keys to success.
Back in high school when I ran for a seat on the students’ council, a group of young women showed up at my doorstep one evening to help me with crafting catchy slogans and jazzy campaign posters. I remember thinking “Wow!” because I had not even asked for their help! Their unexpected support boosted my […]
Youth is one of the RCMP’s national strategic priorities. The RCMP’s National Youth Services is responsible for delivering the RCMP’s National Youth Strategy. The Strategy aims to provide educational and awareness tools and resources for youth, police officers, educators and government officials, as well as for others who work with youth. National Youth Services hosts […]
This issue of Perspectives examines educational resources from a variety of lens. The sources of quality education resources vary widely – from individual teachers to teacher organizations to school boards and to federal/provincial/territorial governments. And I’m not even talking about the resources found on the Web. But there are also group events such as teacher seminars, […]
As I reflect on the theme for this edition of Perspectives, I recall one of my first and finest teacher mentors, Dr. Ursula Kelly (then a professor in the Faculty of Education at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, more recently at Memorial University in St. John’s). Among many other lessons, Dr. Kelly taught us the […]