News/research from teacher-journalist Robert J. Ballantyne

Driven by comedy: Dianne Skoll

Self-produced pilot project for a short documentary series about Ottawa stand-up comedians

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

Reconciliation together

How youth-led emotional learning and digital initiatives can forge pedagogies of reconciliation

What are the characteristics of gifted students?

Giftedness is not only about high intelligence, they also think and feel more intensely than the average person.

What are the origins of giftedness?

Giftedness is the result of both genetics and socialization.

How is giftedness identified?

There are three widely accepted psychological assessments to determine giftedness in students in Canadian schools.

What is the prevalence of giftedness?

A reasonable estimate is that 10 percent of the population are at least mildly gifted or talented.

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

How is giftedness defined in Ontario?

Each province and territory differs in its definition of giftedness.