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"My best teachers were passionate about their subject matter and sought approaches that directly involved students in examining, discussing, and applying the material."
Bruce A. Lesh

                          The Jesuit Fathers receive young savages.
Jesuits, 21 Decembre 1632, Élie de Salail, 366 Anniversaires Canadiens, James McIsaac, 1949

Byte magazine, American Cancer Society,  Nov 1975, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Notice to school teachers for examinations, Gananoque, 23 June 1862, Archives of Ontario C 233-1-4-2246

Merit for Diligence, Toronto Reference Library ca.1870.MeritDiligence.vs

Merit for Good Conduct, Toronto Reference Library ca.1870MeritAlbert.vs

Merit for Punctuality, Toronto Reference Library ca.1870.MeritPunctuality.vs

Harper's Weekly, New York, 26 February 1870

Harper's Weekly, New York, 27 Sept 1873

Varsity, Toronto, 29 November 1955

With visage haggard and worn,
With eyes deep-sunken and red,
A child sat cramming scholastic bosh
Who ought to have been in his bed.

No sleep for the urchin to-night–
He fears the “bad mark” of the Ma’am–
He’ll toss on his bed till ’tis light
And then to his books and his cram!

No laughter of rollicking youth
But an air of old age that’s a sham–
A trembling, cringing, prison-house air,
The result of the system of cram!

Cram, cram, cram,
Algebra, Euclid and Roots,
Cram, cram, cram,
Cram it down into his boots!

Cram! cram! cram!
A school-full of galley slave mutes;
Cram, cram, cram,
Botany, Spelling and Roots!

O, when will they mix common sense
With their boasted common school plan,
And learn that a boy was not meant for a guy–
But a wide-awake, every-day man?

[Mazeppas: Students are the unwilling riders of the wild horse.]

Statue of Egerton Ryerson in front of the Education Department Building in Toronto, 1890, Archives of Ontario F 1125-1-0-0-182

1898 LAC National Council of Women Ottawa a028033

Art School, Emily Carr, BC Archives PDP06152, 1901

Alonzo Ryan, Political Caricature in Canada, 1904

Alonzo Ryan, Political Caricature in Canada, 1904

Art Young, Judge's Library, New York, 1907

Judge, New York, 9 October 1909

The Canadian Courier, Toronto, 3 July 1909

Varsity, Toronto, 12 October 1909

Woman's Journal, Boston, 4 March 1911

Life, New York, 26 September 1912

Judge's Library, New York, January 1909

Metropolitan, New York, July 1913

Robinson, New York Tribune, reproduced in Cartoons Magazine, Chicago,  January 1914

                           "Self-education is the only education possible."
Harper's Weekly, New York, 18 April 1914

A. B. Walker, Life, New York, 16 July 1914

Judge, New York, 1 May 1915

Puck, New York, 16 September 1916

Sewing class, George Agnew Reid, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1917

Life, New York, 6 May 1920

St. Louis Republic, reprinted in Cartoons magazine, October 1920

The Liberator, New York, May 1923

Art Young, The Nation, New York, 4 July 1923

Nation's Business, Washington, D.C., May 1937

The Young Worker, Chicago, July 1923

The Young Worker, Chicago, August 1923


Judge, New York, 26 January 1926

The Woman's Journal, New York, September 1930

The Young Worker, Chicago, September 1923



Nation's Business, Washington, D.C., June 1940






The Manitoban, Winnipeg, 9 January 1951



Varsity, Toronto, 25 November 1954



The Fisherman, Vancouver, 13 August 1957

AFL-CIO, Washington, 31 August 1957













The Manitoban, Winnipeg, 11 February 1966



"We (Cree) learned by doing and by listening and watching. . . Uou didn't have chairs and desks, blackboards and teachers. You had a tree stump, stories and a grandparent. The way you learned was different, but you learned. You learned things just as well . . .because if you didn't learn, you wouldn't survive."
                                                                                           David A. Robertson



The Manitoban, Winnipeg, 9 November, 1974



McGill Daily, Montreal, 11 March 1975




Varsity, Toronto, 1 August 1985