Ottawa moves to ban single-use plastics as part of waste-reduction efforts – The Globe and Mail- submitted by Milan Sanader

The approach is a response to growing anxiety about plastic pollution and is also an acknowledgment that household recycling has not kept pace with the rapid spread of cheap consumer packaging discarded after a single use Continue reading

I Notice, I Wonder – LEARN Strategy

The K20 Center examines I Notice, I Wonder, an instructional strategy that helps students create good questions from the information at hand by writing down what they notice and what they wonder about a new topic. Support active learning in your classroom with this series of videos on instructional strategies, their strengths, and their uses. Continue reading

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques takes 1st spacewalk – CBC News

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is taking his first spacewalk this morning.  Saint-Jacques and U.S. astronaut Anne McClain tackled battery and cable work outside the International Space Station on Monday. It was the third spacewalk in just 2½ weeks for the space station crew. Today’s walk is expected to last 6½ hours. Continue reading

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds | CBC News

A leaked copy of a government report on climate change says that since 1948, Canada’s annual average temperature over land has warmed 1.7 C, with higher rates seen in the North, the Prairies and northern British Columbia.

Source: Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds | CBC News

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance – TED Talk

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Resources – a new STAO Publication

 

The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) has created additional curriculum resources on ways of incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into the science and technology and science curriculum. These resources involve Indigenous Peoples, their ancient knowledge, practices, customs, and lifeways; therefore, the paradigm, agenda, purpose, process, and outcomes must be appropriate and sensitive to their perspective. Continue reading