British Columbia’s Knowledge-Based Society: A Generation of Idiots?

Since 2001, the Liberal government in British Columbia has been systematically devising a “plan” to propel children into a new virtual reality called—public education.  The BC Education Plan will transcend the current  public education system , by replacing existing teachers whose habitual practices of “differentiated instruction” and “student-centered learning”, which is clearly out-dated and “un-proven,” […]

Detachment Disorder – Let’s call it what it is

A distressed colleague recently told me that social media is being used to allure and capture young children, pulling them into cartels who then traffic these children for the sex trade. How can this happen, and where are these children’s parents? Every time a child is handed a device and not supervised, they are at […]

Ten reasons to NOT use technology in schools for children under the age of 12 years

  Refuse to Use is a world-wide Movement by responsible and futuristic thinking parents and teachers to ban all school-based technology for children under 12 years of age, and bring back tried and true methods of teaching. The 0-12 years are formative for brain and body development, and are a fragile time when deprivation and […]

From Real to Virtual – The alarming trend toward transhuman behavior in children

Envisioning the future has proven to be an effective technique for those children who are obsessed with present pursuits, such as playing video games every waking minute. So, as a pediatric occupational therapist working with these young warriors, I regularly ask them “What do you want to be when you grow up”.  A few years […]