Education Today Spring 2013 Highlights



David Bouchard: On Becoming a Reader

By John Schofield

Last fall, David Bouchard, the popular Métis educator, author and speaker, sat down with Education Today to speak about his views on literacy. He shares wisdom for parents and educators and encouragement for any young person who has ever struggled with reading.

A Cultural Kindergarten

By M. Carolyn Black

A new full-day kindergarten partnership between the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre and the Ottawa-Carleton DSB is helping to bridge the culture gap for the area’s large population of Inuit children. Launched three years ago, the program provides a nurturing cultural heritage curriculum and the educational supports available to all public board students.

Turning the Classroom on its Head
Flipped Classrooms Reverse Traditional Teaching

By Kim Arnott

Flipped classrooms, a new teaching method where students view lecture videos before going to class, is making inroads into Canadian classrooms. While not universally accepted yet, journalist Kim Arnott discovers that this strategy creates new responsibilities and rewards for educators and their classes, and some teachers in Ontario like it very much.

Enhancing Education
Portable Computers Give a Voice to Learning

By Saul Chernos

This indepth look at technology in the classroom focuses on how mobile devices and the associated education programs are making a real difference to students.​