Archive for May 4th, 2012

Michael Coren’s new book on Globe bestseller list – annoy them by keeping it there

- May 4th, 2012

COLUMN: Adler – Trudeau’s philosophy of education

- May 4th, 2012

Teacher Trudeau — can you teach me?

by Charles Adler

Here’s a fun fact for you: Justin Trudeau spent a little while teaching at a Vancouver high school before entering politics. He also has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.

So he’s been on the frontlines of education before. He can honestly say he has experience in the field.

That may seem a little odd, based on his thoughts on how today’s teachers should approach the practice of education.

You’ve read about educators who forget to be educators, instead choosing to be armchair child psychologists, or mouthpieces of big labour, or — my personal favourite — “co-parents.”

But to Monsieur Trudeau, it’s a great new development when teachers don’t think about how to get the kids to do well in school. Read more…