Educational Changes – Good or Bad?
Of course, I am speaking colloquially. There is no moral good or bad involved. If you have been alive long enough, you have heard of, or experienced, changes in education.
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How Can You Change What You Believe Is Not True?
This is not the clearest question in the world.  It could have a lot of meanings.  To answer this question specifically or accurately, I would need more information.   To answer generally, however, I will look at the question from a couple of angles as if I were talking to a student.
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Is It Not Amazing?
I just finished teaching a series of essay writing lessons to an adult student from Japan, although she was in Australia at the time; and, of course, I am in Canada.
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Remembering the One-Room School
Not my school which was SS#12 Proton.  This is the closest resemblance I could find.  It is SS#10 in Ceylon - a nearby community at the time. Yes, I am THAT old! 
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Wake Up Sleepy Head!
Wake up and enjoy the summer. No really – wake up. Ha ha, I guess you are awake if you are reading this. (Nice pajamas by the way.)
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Easy Peasy Thesis Writing
If you have ever been asked to write an essay, you will have heard of a thesis, but you might still have questions or reservations about writing a strong thesis. What is a thesis in an essay?
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Summer Vacation Time
What a perfect time to fall in love with learning – to make friends with your brain! One you do, the benefits will roll in like waves on a beach.  Do I hear screaming? “Not summer school!”  “Not classrooms!” “Ahhhh!”
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Proofreading and Editing So You Shine
Last week a young man was worrying about his writing – particularly his finished product. “I work so hard on my plan. I do lot of research, and my teacher is always impressed when I show her my rough work. So, why do I get such a low mark when I hand it in?”
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Knowing Versus Thinking
Recently one of my students brought an interesting article he was using for one of his assignments. The article discusses knowing and thinking.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 13
"A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read." ~ Mark Twain
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