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07/12/17

Early, ongoing severe stress can have lasting impact on a child’s brain

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for her and… +Read More
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07/11/17

Canadians vying for coveted $10M Global Learning XPrize

A team of Canadians is developing a new tool they hope could revolutionize education in the developing world – and win them a $10 million prize. The team is in the running for the Global Learning XPrize, a competition funded… +Read More
06/22/17

Leadership for teacher leaders is key

Recently, a close friend and colleague reminded me of an axiom that had been fundamental to her thinking about professional learning communities and teacher leadership throughout her career. Namely, that one of the best sources of professional learning just happens… +Read More
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06/19/17

McDowell Board of Directors approves $80,000 in research funding projects

The end of the school year signals the start of seven new professionally led research projects funded by the McDowell Foundation. In late May, the Foundation board approved over $80,000 in new research money for the 2017-18 school year. The… +Read More
06/01/17

Distributed leadership model provides so much more than just a label

As a leadership model, distributed leadership has a lot going for it. Distributed leadership harnesses the energy and strengths of multiple staff members. Distributed leadership invites and supports collegial and collaborative interactions. Distributed leadership disperses leadership tasks and builds leadership… +Read More
05/17/17

Cherkowski on mission to have more girls involved 
in STEM learning experiences to meet future needs

Armed with an abundance of statistical data, as you might expect from someone who teaches mathematics education at the post-secondary level and is the founder and CEO of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Learning Lab in Calgary, professor Gina… +Read More
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