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Toronto Normal School: Establishing Standardized Teaching Practices

Hettie Steward, in my novel Angel of Mercy, is not the only woman in her family to have a profession. Her mother blazed the trail, becoming a professional teacher after attending the Toronto Normal School in the 1880s. What is a “normal school”? It is what today we call a teaching college. The purpose of these […]

Edwardian era History

Education in the 1910s

September is the traditional back-to-school season in North America. Education has changed quite a bit over the past century. It’s also stayed the same in many ways. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences. The More Things Change …. In 1900, the U.S. high school graduation rate was six percent. During the […]

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