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Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, January 2018

Lots of thrillers making their way onto the list; Chernow moves on to Grant

Paul Ryan is only Partly Right – a Small Part

A word cloud generated from the text of the articles I referenced here At the end of last year, our government gave away $2 trillion in federal revenue over the next 10 years, most of it going to the rich and corporations, especially the real estate industry thanks to last minute tweaking of the bill. NOW […]

Organic Farming Training: Get your hands dirty in Quebec

A new program for farmers The post Organic Farming Training: Get your hands dirty in Quebec appeared first on

Learning to fight the opioid crisis at Vancouver Community College

If you’re going to be an addictions counsellor, book learning isn’t enough. These students are getting a dose of reality The post Learning to fight the opioid crisis at Vancouver Community College appeared first on

Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to scholarship fund for ‘dreamers’

The Amazon founder and Washington Post owner and his wife are making the donation to a scholarship fund co-founded by the newspaper's former publisher.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn and Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff take over the bestseller lists.

ALA Full Membership to Vote on Executive Director Qualifications

When Keith Michael Fiels, the former executive director (ED) of the American Library Association (ALA), announced in September 2016 that he would retire the following July, ALA leadership began considering its requirements for the role. Show More Summary

Photography – #161

A post shared by @twwoodward on Jan 10, 2018 at 3:38am PST A post shared by @twwoodward on Jan 10, 2018 at 3:38am PST Once again, it’s been a good while between photography updates. I’ve fallen in a bit of a slump and that tends to result in low photography production. Here’s to more and better photos in the future.

Short Trip

I’ll be out of the office until Thursday morning, so you will have to entertain yourselves with a couple of stories from the archives until then. Try not to miss me too much.

Ultimate and Race

[A version of this post has been in my draft folder for a very long time. Tonight, I was watching the WFDF U24 Men’s Semifinals, and I saw a USA roster that looked like this: and I decided that the time had come to post this and try to start a wider conversation that we’ve been […]

Some thoughts on citations in the 21st Century

Colleagues at work pointed to this long read on Medium: Open Access Knowledge: Digital Style Guide. In it, Patrick Dunleavy makes the case that, whenever possible, academic citations should point to "free" online versions of resources rather than the archaic...

Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Children in the Justice System

The most recent issue of LawNow is available online. The magazine is published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.The issue features a series of articles on children in the justice system as well as a special report on tax reform..

"Smart and Surveilled:" Building Sancturay Part 3

from Wrench in the GearsJanuary 11, 2018 This installment highlights smart city surveillance and the Internet of Things. Cam and Li’s lives, including their educational experiences, are shaped by ubiquitous algorithms that align their behaviors to the economic and social expectations put in place by the Solutionists. Show More Summary

Reese Witherspoon’s New Book Club Pick | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon picks Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown as her newest book club pick. Fire and Fury tops bestseller lists but finds itself in a more crowded field.

The IDEA State Complaint Resource Center – Your Guide to Effective State Complaints!

The IDEA State Complaint Resource Center is your guide to effective state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA State Complaint Continue Reading ?

Why NOT Speak?

Awhile ago, I wrote a post titled Why Speak? (go check out the post if you haven’t seen it). In my post, I gave some reasons why you should think about public speaking, if you’ve never done it. Ned Potter (read his blog – awesome content!) commented, and asked “what about reasons NOT to speak?” […]

Would You Like The Z Version Or The S Version?

If you want to be patted on the back for being a groovy, totally plugged in 21st Century educator, don't bother going to read Dean Groom's blog. But you value some authentic alternative views and some clever metaphorical language twisting like I do, then his latest post is well worth the read. I've been harping […]

Chalkbeat Says Good Morning, and Waiting for Superman is Mainstream

I admit I read Rise and Shine from Chalkbeat every morning. It's kind of a cheat sheet to find out what education stories I might want to see every day. Also, they email it to me every morning around 7 AM, when I'm sitting with my computer in a department office. Show More Summary

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