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High grades for Canadian students, high praise for their teachers

By Gerry Chidiac / August 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

A recent article in the BBC referred to Canada as “An Education Superpower”. They put…

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Hasty conclusions about the past can result in lost opportunities

By Gerry Chidiac / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What…

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Love is the most powerful force on Earth

By Gerry Chidiac / August 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

While struggling to survive in a Nazi death camp, psychologist Victor Frankl began thinking of…

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Becoming our best selves a challenge for each of us

By Gerry Chidiac / July 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

In the film “The Lion King”, young Simba is visited by the spirit of his…

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An open and shut case: how the backfire effect closes minds

By Gerry Chidiac / July 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

In the world today, we see conservative news programs where hosts shout down the opposing…

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Satisfaction comes with sharing other people’s joy

By Gerry Chidiac / July 11, 2017 / 0 Comments

Having worked in education for over 30 years, I consider myself to be one of…

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Charting an inclusive, nurturing future for all Canadians

By Gerry Chidiac / July 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

As Canada celebrated 150 years as a country, it became very clear that not everyone…

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Breaking technology’s pernicious grip on our children

By Gerry Chidiac / June 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

Technology is everywhere. But is it all good for us and – particularly – is…

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Coming clean about the crimes of colonialism, at home and abroad

By Gerry Chidiac / June 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

When we look at wars and poverty in the world, we need to remember that…

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Practising kindness has lasting effects

By Gerry Chidiac / June 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking…

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