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TYPBST: How to Read a Book - 6CR #49

TYPBST: How to Read a Book - 6CR #49

August 23, 2019

On the second installment of TYPBST, Darnell & Joel discuss How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren

Topics include:

  • Goals of reading: reading for info & understanding
  • Reading as learning: learning by instruction vs discovery
  • Assessing if a book is worth your time
  • Being a demanding reader
  • Marking up your book

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Reference Links:

Meetings Suck: Turning One of The Most Loathed Elements of Business into One of the Most Valuable

2 Minutes Book Summary: How to Read a Book

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We Rise Together - 6CR #48

We Rise Together - 6CR #48

August 16, 2019

The Peel District School Board's implementation of the action plan to support black male students - We Rise Together is under scrutiny. Darnell & Joel review this action plan and covering the following:

  • student focus group underlying the action plan
  • Other factors impacting students success beyond the school
  • The student's experience section of the report
  • Contrasting achievers & non-achievers
  • Our experiences in school
  • Positive influences on our desire to learn

Related episodes: 6CR #306CR #28

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Reference Links:

Here Is Why Many Peel Students Are Demanding Better Action Against Racism

Peel school board considers recommendations to enhance We Rise Together program

Parents critical of Peel School's We Rise together anti-Black racism effort

Suzanne Nurse - We Rise Together

Ep. 1462 The Moral Mess of Higher Education

BLACK LOVE WHITE LIES

Black Students' Perspectives on Academic Success

We Rise Together contact:

http://www.werisetogether.ca/index.html

Twitter: @WRT_PDSB

Email: WRT@peelsb.com

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TYPBST: Do More Better - 6CR #46

TYPBST: Do More Better - 6CR #46

August 2, 2019

On the first installment of TYPBST (Type Beast) Darnell & Joel discuss Tim Challies book Do More Better

Topics include:

  • Laziness & distractions impacting your productivity
  • Busyness & perception of busyness
  • Working for Good
  • Intentional with your time
  • Tools for organization

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Reference Links:

Thinkspot

Ephesian 5:15-17

Colossians 3:23-24

How to Read a Book

"The key to a woman's heart is an unexpected gift at an unexpected time"

https://www.challies.com

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Dodging Oppression: Dodgeball a Tool of Oppression? - 6CR #41

Dodging Oppression: Dodgeball a Tool of Oppression? - 6CR #41

June 28, 2019

A paper claiming dodgeball is a tool of oppression was presented by Joy Butler from the University of British Columbia and David Burns from Kwantlen Polytechnic University while presenting their research at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Darnell & Joel have a conversation regarding dodgeball, that covers the following:

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Reference Articles:

IDA Dodgeball 101 - How To Play Dodgeball Rules

Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers

Dodgeball is a tool of ‘oppression’ used to ‘dehumanize’ others, researchers argue

Professor Joy Butler’s Perspectives on Bullying and Dodgeball Game

David Staples: The world needs more dodgeball, not less of it

Twitter Pool, regarding banning Dodgeball

Don't pick on dodgeball. It's no more 'oppressive' or 'problematic' than any sport

FB post with screen shots of articles with similar title

Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship

Youtube Playlist for The Grievance Studies Affair Documentary

Statistical Analysis Conclusions Explained

PRIVILEGE OF THE GAPS

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Free Speech University - 6CR #34

Free Speech University - 6CR #34

October 12, 2018

Ontario is requiring tax payer funded colleges and universities to develop their own free speech policy based on the University of Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression. Darnell & Joel discuss the various aspects of free speech:

  • free speech laws in Canada vs USA
  • accountable for your free speech
  • restrictions on free speech: Canada's hate speech laws
  • safe spaces
  • society needs competing ideas
  • are Christians hypocritical on free speech

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Reference Articles:

John Carpay: Ontario starts the hard work of returning free speech to universities

Upholding Free Speech on Ontario's University and College Campuses

First Amendment

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canada’s law on hate speech is the embodiment of compromise

Exposure to different points of view is at the core of higher learning

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Real Solutions to Gun Violence with Dr. Joseph Smith - 6CR #27

Real Solutions to Gun Violence with Dr. Joseph Smith - 6CR #27

August 17, 2018

Dr Joseph Smith from Generation Chosen joins Darnell & Joel to discuss what his organization is doing to address the needs of those most vulnerable in our society and consequently prevent gun violence. The conversation covers the following:

  • Why youth turn to the black market and guns
  • How Generation Chosen is involved in the community
  • Emotional intelligence and root causes of "bad behaviour" in school
  • Mental health 
  • Government solutions vs non-profit solutions to gun violence

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Previous episode on guns 6CR #21

Reference Articles:

City of Toronto studies why youth turn to guns

Toronto gunman had ‘severe mental health challenges,’ according to family

Remaking the Future | Education in African Countries is Crucial to Our Survival

Ken Robinson

Ford wants some mental health funding to go to police in wake of Danforth shooting

Toronto gunman had ‘severe mental health challenges,’ according to family

Toronto’s history of gun violence: a vicious cycle of missteps, intransigence and bad policy

Generation Chosen Contact info:

https://www.generationchosen.ca/

Generation Chos3n GoFundMe Campain

IG: @gen_chos3n

FB: @GenChos3n

Twitter: @GEN_CHOS3N

joseph.junior.smith@gmail.com

generationchosenone@gmail.com

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Canada an Education Super Power? - 6CR #9
Ontario’s Full Day Kindergarten Program - 6CR #2

Ontario’s Full Day Kindergarten Program - 6CR #2

December 15, 2017

Ontario schools offer a play based approach as part of their two year full day kindergarten program. Darnell and Joel discuss the kindergarten program and critque the articles released in the summer of 2017 promoting its benefits.

Ontario's Official Program

Full-Day Kindergarten Study Evaluation

Reference Articles:

Ontario children gain learning benefits from full-day kindergarten: study

Children gain learning boost from two-year, full-day kindergarten

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