The Problem With School Is…

I am so tired of hearing this line. “The problem with school is…” It prefaces every discussion anyone has about education these days. Whether it be politicians, parents or even teachers, when ever people gather to discuss education, the discussion inevitably turns to how horrible things are in the classroom and how things have just …

Trust – Leadership & Education

I was recently tasked with the daunting responsibility of reading a chapter about Trust in a book called, The Truth About Leadership by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. Now as surprising as it might be to some, the reading part was not daunting but the purpose for which I am reading the chapter is.  After digesting this riveting chapter, I am to …

History texts should engage us

Here is an oldie but a goodie, written long before the days of blogging.   As a student of Canadian History, I have been exposed ad-nauseum to countless mind-numbing texts on Canada’s illustrious history. Now that I am a teacher of Canadian history, I find myself subjecting my students to the same mind-numbing texts. Try …

Education System In Crisis

Our education systems in the western world has come to a crossroads. Some would say crisis but some might say opportunity. Our current situation is not the result of just one factor but the confluence of a number of social, economic and technological changes in our world, which the current education system is simply not designed for. …

Narcissists Amoung Us

It doesn’t seem to matter who you are or what cultural, religious or professional group you associate with, there seems to be an overwhelming, Love Yourself At The Expense Of Others sort of attitude running rampant in our society. You can call this relatively new social phenomena what you will and attribute it to any number of things but it can …

Kids Guns & The Truth

A friend of mine just released a new important book  that I think all parents should be reading. Check out his promo information below. If you want more information, feel free to visit his site. Kids Guns And The Truth ________________________________________ Thank you for investing the time to learn more about my new book, Kids …