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

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

Alanis Morissette, ‘Smiling’

Why this pop-rock song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of March 15-21, 2020

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.

Why gifted learners motivate my teaching practice

What exactly is a gifted student? And what are their special needs?

Engaging youth in the reconciliation process

The second annual Màmawi Together: Youth for Reconciliation Day united students from across Ottawa to create their own Reconciliation Legacy Projects

Jessica Holmes makes a big return to CBC’s ‘Air Farce’

In a wide-ranging interview, I speak with the comedian about impersonating Céline Dion & Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, opening for Seinfeld, Ellen and Oprah

CBC: The Fifth Estate: ‘Into the Death Zone’

Cross-platform journalism and web development skills at work for a project that I created for CBC's The Fifth Estate.