ATA Magazine 93:3 - Spring 2013

February 28, 2013
Childhood is not a race that only Alpha children can win
Digital intimacy is no panacea

Listening to what young people miss may teach us what they need.

Kindergarten Children of the New Childhood

Why is it that working with young children makes 29 years feel like a finger snap of time?

Children, poverty and Alberta’s classrooms

We must eliminate child poverty in Alberta

Is children’s literacy in jeopardy? OMG LOL!

Children’s and youth’s facility with language in the 21st century is just fine, TYVM

Growing up on a farm in the 21st-century

“Hurry up! The bus is coming!” is what I hear almost every morning.

Ask the mediatrician

How can my kids experience nature when we live in a media-saturated city?

Powering up the outdoors

Are today’s students at risk of nature-deficit disorder?

Ask the mediatrician

Am I being too strict about my kids’ access to media?

Preventing childhood obesity

Many educators recognize that student health and success in school are interdependent.

The educational relevance of videogaming

“Sandbox Games” encourage students to communicate and express themselves

What’s it like being a student in 2013?

Like it or not, today’s youth are tomorrow’s future

Editor’s Notebook

“Childhood is a short season,” American actress Helen Hayes once observed.


A listing of events.

Book Review

In North America, we call parents who continually hover around their children “helicopter parents.”

From the Bookshelves

A listing of some of the newest arrivals at your ATA library.

Research Roundup

Becoming warriors for Alberta’s children and youth

Teacher Wares

In March 2013, Alberta will be participating in the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS).

The Secretary Reports

Reordering childhood

From the President

Working together is a strength of ATA