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Book Launch: Teaching with Purpose by Karen Cohen-Gazith, ECP

Discover 7 Essential Principles of Great Teaching

The most effective teachers are those who are both purposeful and intentional in their daily work. Built on seven well-researched principles, this resource outlines how new and veteran teachers can thoughtfully cultivate a rich learning environment conducive to the success of every student.

Published: 26 Jan 2021

Study Reveals Difference in Parents' Sleep Patterns: Global TV Coverage

Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn't seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according to a study from McGill University.

Published: 25 Jan 2021

Faculty Experts on International Day of Education | January 24, 2021

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The theme of the 3rd International Day of Education is ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’. Now is the time to power education by stepping up collaboration and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the center of the recovery.

Published: 22 Jan 2021

Dr. Victoria Talwar: Worry Less About Your Children's Screen Time (Globe and Mail)

As we continue to navigate pandemic life, the question of "healthy screen time" continues to be debated, particularly concerning child users. Screen time has helped provide a useful social outlet when face-to-face interactions are so limited but do parents have a cause for concern?

Published: 18 Jan 2021

Expert Advice on Kids and Screens During COVID Lockdown

Children’s screen time has long been a contentious issue for the modern parent. The situation has become more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 15 Jan 2021

Sustainability Projects Fund: Green Labs Program

From McGill Office of Sustainability: 

The Green Labs Expansion is a $50,000 envelope of SPF funding to assist labs on McGill campuses to adopt sustainable best practices learned from previous Sustainability Projects Fund projects. Approved funding will be available to teams for one year to assist them in creating a proof of concept to secure long-term funding for these practices.

Published: 13 Jan 2021

ECP's Ada Sinacore Elected as CPA's New President

McGill Education and the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) are proud to announce that the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) board has elected ECP's Professor Ada L. Sincore as President for 2021-2022. The CPA posted the following announcement, highlighting Professor Sinacore:

Published: 12 Jan 2021

Global News: Post-Secondary Students Grapple with COVID Fatigue

With Canadian universities beginning the Winter 2021 remote semester, Global News investigated further into the overall morale of post-secondary students with regard to COVID fatigue. McGill ECP's Dr. Nancy Heath and PhD candidate Stephanie Zito (McGill M.Ed '20) were both featured as part of the news piece:

 

Published: 12 Jan 2021

Mothers, but not fathers, with multiple children report more fragmented sleep

Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn't seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according to a study from McGill University.

Published: 12 Jan 2021

Leaving Lights on for Hope and Cheer

Some Canadians are choosing to leave their Christmas lights on a little longer this year in a bid to keep the holiday cheer going during these dark times. Dr. Tina C. Montreuil, Assistant Professor for McGill Educational and Counselling Psychology, says the lights can really bring a boost to morale during trying times. “Hope is an essential ingredient of resilience,” she said.

Published: 7 Jan 2021

Karissa Leduc, ECP, Receives American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award

Karissa Leduc, a doctoral candidate in the Human Development Program, was awarded the American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award. This award is given to doctoral students to support costs associated to research projects that reflect excellence in scientific psychology.

Published: 11 Dec 2020

McGill’s Faculty of Education receives $7.3 million in philanthropic support to aid student teachers and launch Canada’s first teaching and learning lab

Two donations, one from the estate of Mary Marsh and another from The Molson Foundation, will support students and spur innovations in pedagogy.

At a time when school teachers everywhere are being challenged by the second wave of the pandemic and by technological advances that are changing where, when and how students learn, McGill’s Faculty of Education is pleased to announce over $7 million in new philanthropic support through a pair of generous gifts from longstanding donors.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

To teachers, with love: Elementary school teacher Mary Marsh leaves a historic bequest for Education students after a lifetime of giving

They may not know it yet, but McGill’s student teachers are getting a big boost from a kindred spirit.

The late Mary Marsh, DipEd’42, a Grade 1 teacher at Rosedale School in Montreal for most of her career, has left more than $4.8 million in her will to support students in the Faculty of Education through a suite of awards – an investment that couldn’t have come at a better time for a profession deeply marked by the pandemic.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

New CoLab spurs innovations in pedagogy: Valuable support from The Molson Foundation will bolster a novel approach to education

A new partnership between McGill’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls – known as the CoLab – aims to advance collaborative research that will address the evolving needs of both educators and students. Unlike traditional laboratory schools at Oxford, Columbia, UCLA and the University of Chicago, which operate as an adjunct to a university, this new venture will be a true partnership, the first of its kind in Canada.

Published: 9 Dec 2020

Marie-Hélène Pennestri Reassures Parents about Baby Sleep Patterns

Parents shouldn’t worry about their baby’s inconsistent sleep patterns

Study of 44 infants finds that half never slept 8 hours consecutively

 

Published: 3 Dec 2020

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