Calgary high school math teacher says using technology lets students play to their strengths
As a Grade 11 and 12 math teacher, I have the opportunity to interact with about 80 students each day. In a world where people often judge a book by its cover, it has become almost habit for me to pigeonhole each new student into my "learning style" hierarchy. I am constantly in danger of extinguishing the only creative ember that may be still glowing inside them by the time their once-polygonal selves have reached my circles-only high school classroom. I don't like that I — and many teachers — do this.
With technology becoming more common in classroom settings, I think of it as a tool that can help my students and I rediscover what it means to own our own learning — and to also regain an appreciation for unique learning styles.
Play seeks to help audience incorporate lessons of hope into their lives
Despite all her hardships, Anne Frank was a girl who never lost hope. Rosebud Theatre brings the story back to life, reliving her experience through World War II..
Spending over two years in hiding from the Nazis, Anne Frank's astonishingly honest story lives on past her existence and reminds us of one of the darkest times in human history.
Anne was a Jewish girl, who along with her family and another family, hid away from the Nazis in very close quarters in Amsterdam. Anne kept a diary of her situation during this time. Sadly, the two families were ousted and taken away to concentration camps. Only Anne's father Otto survived the atrocities of the camps, but he discovered his daughter's diary in which her tale lives on.
Vote on new rules may make medical marijuana less accessible to those in need
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta's governing council is scheduled to vote on introducing rules for the use of marijuana for medical purposes this Friday. Some medical marijuana users and advocates say they fear parts of the CPSA's proposed rules are going to make marijuana less accessible to people in need.
This vote comes as the federal government prepares to repeal its Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR) program at the end of the month, and implement the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) on April 1.
Under the new federal regulations, physicians can no longer authorize patients to grow their own marijuana. Instead, physicians can authorize patients to purchase marijuana from a licensed producer.
One-of-a-kind program going strong after 12 years
The RCMP's Project Kare program was established in 2002 in response to the alarming number of missing and murdered women in Edmonton. According to RCMP officer Joe Verhaeghe, Edmonton has a high number of women involved in street-based sex work. He also described Alberta's capital as a northern gateway city, which draws a higher number of vulnerable populations to Edmonton.
"The places where it's an issue, are places like Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray and Edmonton," said Verhaeghe. "The economy is good, there is oil field activity and lots of money."