Education researcher John-Tyler Binfet started a dog therapy program after noticing students frequently say, 'As much as I miss my parents, I miss my dog more.'
The interaction always played out the same way. I’d leave my office and make my way across campus in search of coffee, my dog Frances by my side, and I would be besieged by students who, for the most part, would ignore me and lose themselves in Frances.
Artificial intelligence tutoring systems can engage students in dialogue. Are you ready for artificial intelligence in schools?
You may already know that researchers believe AI is likely to predict the onset of diseases in future
and that you’re already using AI every day when you search online, use voice commands on your phone or use Google Translate.
Maybe you heard the Canadian government has invested millions of dollars in AI research during the past few years and is emerging as one of the global leaders in AI research.
But did you know that some companies ...
In Ontario's full-day kindergarten, a child's development is informed by a play-based, curiosity-driven approach skillfully guided by the educator team. The classroom is bright with enough room for 26 kindergarten kids to move around their stations of discovery. A girl plays with water, pouring too much from a big container into a smaller one, watching the overflow, trying again. It’s easy to imagine her 30 years later in her post-doc science lab.
Another child wanders around, spinning wildly. ADHD? Possibly. I watch Michelle, the early childhood educator, firmly at…
There is a payoff of early quality childhood education for families, for communities and for economies but especially for child development. If a formula existed for giving children something that reduced the need for, or intensity of, later special education that can be both emotionally and financially costly, wouldn’t it be excellent?
Such a formula does exist. It’s called quality early childhood education.
I was part of a team of special education researchers that examined the impact of early childhood education in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. …