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The Last Generation – Are technology and human survival mutually exclusive?

Over the course of the past 50,000 years, humans have managed to rise to the top of the food chain to dominate all other life forms on planet earth. Until quite recently, humans have successfully functioned as “pack” animals, with each member of the group serving a vital purpose and role. Darwin’s “survival of the […]

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 […]

Education Technology Displaces Literacy

This picture of a 3 year old girl in front of a laptop, is found on the home page of BC’s new educational plan advertising “individualized programs” for students www.bcedplan.ca. Accompanying the push by education governments for increased use of computers with younger and younger children, is the recent government mandated return to work following […]