News/research from teacher-journalist Robert J. Ballantyne

Learning how to be a journalist within the academy

As I move forward with academic research, how do I make sure my work reaches a wider audience?

E-learning by design, not by default

In the midst of a public health crisis, we have an opportunity to forge a collective vision of what online education could and should be

My unexpected trial by fire in teacher education

Why my mid-career return to university helped me develop a necessary identity as both a teacher and a life-long learner

The dark side of resilience

Harvard Business Review | Could too much resilience be a bad thing, just like too much muscle mass can be a bad thing?

The psychological trick that can make rewards backfire in video games

Game Makers’ Toolkit | Goals and rewards can be a great way to motivate players to learn, but in certain circumstances, they can actually backfire on you

Letting tech giants like Facebook regulate themselves ‘simply not working,’ says minister

Global News: The West Block | “These platforms can’t regulate themselves. We’ve tried that,” said Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault


An evolving collection of posts about the songs that form the soundtrack of my life. Each song presented here hit #1 on my personal top 10 weekly music charts, which I have documented every Sunday since January 7, 1990.

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé, ‘Savage’

This hip-hop/rap song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of October 11-17, 2020


1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999


2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029