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At the end of the day, business clichés are lazy language

Those pointless little phrases you use at work might be sending exactly the wrong message (for instance, that you’re too lazy to come up with something better).Here, I explain why it’s time to ditch those business clichés.Look up “business buzzwords” or “business clichés” and you’ll find article after article about these irritating, overused phrases.In fact, new ones come out each year documenting the latest crop that’s flourishing in workplaces across the world.In a world drowning in buzzwords, tweets, and hashtags, spouting mindless clichés in the workplace may seem harmless.But using too many professional platitudes could be more problematic than you thought.Not only...


Posted: Nov 1, 2017



Free online textbooks for Ontario students

Ontario is investing in free online textbooks and educational resources for students to make college and university more affordable and accessible.Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Digital Government, made the announcement at eCampus Ontario, alongside partners in digital education.Ontario is partnering with eCampusOntario to develop and provide free and low-cost digital textbooks to students. The Ontario Open Textbooks Initiative will focus on Ontario-specific content in areas where the most significant impact and cost savings for students can be realized, including high-enrolment first-year courses, French language...


Posted: Jul 1, 2017



Mother tongue helps adult learners of English

In a study with post-secondary students, I conducted paper surveys with 90 English as a Second Language (ESL) students and interviewed 19 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) students. My in-depth interviews were with ten Chinese students whose mother tongues are Cantonese or Mandarin, one Spanish, one Japanese, three Bengali (Bangla), one Korean, one Arabic, one Urdu and one Punjabi-speaking student. Among them there was one pediatrician, one nurse, one engineer and one university professor, all trained practitioners in their own countries but not working in their fields here in Canada at the time.Two teachers created a space for mother tongues in their classrooms by allowing students...


Posted: Jul 1, 2017



Our mother tongue is an equity pillar

My life’s work as a teacher, principal, school superintendent and then as vice-president of a college has been in the area of equity and speaking out for the rights of marginalized and minority students.I inherited this work by default of birth, having been born on the “wrong side of the colour bar” in apartheid South Africa and having lost family members in the fight against apartheid.The life-and-death struggles with legalized racism in the first 21 years of my life solidified my quest for equity. In the 40-plus years since leaving South Africa and living, working and studying in Canada, I have found that while Canada is indeed one of the most tolerant countries in the world,...


Posted: May 30, 2017



Top 3 tips for your next career move

Whether you plan on returning to the classroom or back to the office after a summer vacation, it’s a time to regroup, think about finishing personal projects, and start setting goals for the months ahead.For some, it’s a time to take a big step and initiate a career change. As a guidance counsellor for TVO’s Independent Learning Centre (ILC), Tony Gradini has advised many students on the education required to support a career transition.Here are his top three tips on where to start:1. Finish where you’ve left off. Whether it’s picking up a couple of credits to finish your high school diploma or going back to college to finish your designation, commit to finishing. Online classes...


Posted: Apr 30, 2017



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