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Commons and Contradictions: The Political Ecology of Elinor Ostrom

By Derek Wall*

Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012) won a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009 for her work on the commons.  Her work is hugely inspiring but difficult to fit into established categorized. 1,624 more words


(Un)Thinking Science: A critical call for conscious practical work

by Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare*

The politics of “who, where, what, why and how” we do scholarship are critical and foundational concerns for doing what Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare describes as an (un)thinking of science. 1,210 more words


I'm the Reason, Part II

Recap from Part I-my district has purchased two new reading interventions (LLI and Wilson Fundations), in elementary school I was an awful speller and had a difficult time decoding multisyllabic words, making me the reason why my classmates didn’t get popcorn on Friday or extra recess because I rarely (like never) got a 100% on my Wednesday pretest or Friday final test. 531 more words

Cytotec Induction Dangers: What if Viagra Made Penises Explode?

(There is a connection – stay with me here!)

Cytotec (misoprostol) is a drug for stomach ulcers.  However, it is used “off-label” in the USA, (and has recently been approved in Canada too) to induce labour, per obstetrical guidelines.  354 more words


Inferior but not non-inferior: How a Data Safety Board can kill a study

The old dogma to “always complete your antibiotic course” has been challenged recently, see BMJ and previous blogs. Is it safe to tell patients to stop whenever they feel better? 430 more words


I'm the Reason, Part I

I know, what a strange title, whatever could it mean?  This year I am a Reading Specialist in the school district I was a kindergarten teacher in for 10 years.   463 more words