Paul W. Bennett, Ed.D., is Director of Schoolhouse Institute, Halifax, NS, and author of The State of the System: A Reality Check on Canada’s Schools (Montreal: MQUP, September 2020).

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Are noisy Canadian classrooms hindering students?

Students fidgeting, sneaking a peek at smartphones, chatting with one another and disrupting others — this all contributes to making today’s classrooms unsettling places. Yet excessive classroom noise and disruptions remain largely undiagnosed and understudied …

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What can be learned from Quebec’s math prowess?

Ontario’s recently elected Progressive Conservative government has vowed to abandon what is termed “discovery math” and to get “back to basics.” That populist election cry resonated with Ontarians because Ontario students continue to lag in …

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