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While Canadian universities are paying more attention to anti-racism and equity, more must be done to incorporate those values into the education students receive. (Shutterstock)

In times of racial injustice, university education should not be ‘neutral’

Universities can ensure students in all disciplines are learning how to contribute to a world that they and future generations want to live in.
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A good induction is important for all new jobs. So why are teachers being left behind?

Newly qualified teachers who aren’t involved in a good induction program are more likely to leave the profession within their first five years of teaching. And most don’t get these inductions.
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7 tips for making masks work in the classroom

Effective education depends on good communication and relationships, but face masks hinder visual and verbal cues and can be unsettling. So how can teachers and students overcome these issues?
A demonstrator writes a message in chalk at the corner of Florence and Normandy avenues in Los Angeles. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Teachers in South Central LA who had personal ties to the neighborhood made better connections with students

A sociologist asked public high school teachers to draw maps of the neighborhood where they teach. Those with more detailed maps also made stronger cultural connections with their students.
‘Ako: A Tale of Loyalty’ takes players inside a young samurai’s world in 18th-century Japan. Epoch: History Games Initiative/University of Texas at Austin

How student-designed video games made me rethink how I teach history

A history professor describes how student-designed video games have transformed his classroom and provided a substitute for academic essays.

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