Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
Aspiring young authors can burst with creativity; all they need are a few writing tips and a boost in confidence. In this documentary, Maria-Lucia Castillo introduces us to some of the children at the most recent writing workshops at the Ottawa Public Library. (Broadcast on Midweek, CKCU-93.1FM on Jan. 31, 2007)
Stop! Before you read any further, ask yourself: In reading this article, are you avoiding some other task? The answer is not as simple as you may think. After all, what is procrastination?
Carleton University Professor Timothy Pychyl has taken up the quest to answer this and many other questions on procrastination through a series of podcasts that he produces himself.
Imagine studying 400 years of American History in one semester. How much do you think you would learn about the emancipation of slavery and the Underground Railroad?
The reality is, not much. At least that’s the case for high school students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
It was Wednesday afternoon, an unusual time for Professor Robert Burk to be on MSN instant messenger. Two days earlier, his students had written their final exam and he had told them by e-mail the marks would be posted on his web site in a week.