Category Archives: Education

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Nomads and Rhizomes- classrooms as gardens…

http://davecormier.com/edblog/2011/11/05/rhizomatic-learning-why-learn/ I read this blog awhile ago during #etmooc course but thanks to my Twitter PLN, I rediscovered it.  Today, in the climate of confusion and discontent in British Columbia public education, the themes could not be more contradictory with … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell storytelling- the power of myth never gets old.

Joseph Campbell, famous author and scholar of mythology, once spoke with Bill Moyers, PBS, and I was flummoxed but lately my middle-aged mind and body is figuring it out-maybe. Unlike Yogi Berra, the NY Yankee, whom I clearly comprehend- ” … Continue reading

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Devilish Gov plan to impoverish #bced – Vancouver Sun. 

Such shameless disregard for the people of BC, especially kids. BCTF members, who are challenged in these complicated times, should not have defend children’s futures from their own government regardless of political stripe! Recent Bill11 is just another indication of … Continue reading

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Absurdity in Ed reform continues in the US. Is #bced next? 

Let’s make sure our schools never go here! The nullification of teacher professionalism has simply gone way to far! It looks NY wants to chase career educators away from their vocation. Recruiting talented teachers is already at a crisis. Professionals … Continue reading

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BC Gov squeeze students with ICBC big stick

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/british-columbia/icbc-may-withhold-licence-for-outstanding-court-fines-student-loans-in-default-1.2974821 ICBC may withhold licence for outstanding court fines, student loans in defaultProposed legislation would give greater powers to Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.(CBC) 

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Ok, now truth comes out about Christy

https://www.straight.com/blogra/394466/christy-clark-appoints-new-advocate-private-schools-bc Clark has named a new parliamentary secretary to the minister of education for independent schools (better known as private schools). Simon Gibson, the B.C. Liberal MLA for Abbotsford-Mission, takes over from Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton. The latter has … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s awards recognize teacher excellence |#bced

BC teachers awarded 15/54 PM Excellence awards Prime Minister’s awards recognize teacher excellence |#bced http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/news-blog/prime-ministers-awards-recognize-teacher-excellence The 2014 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellencewere announced this week, honouring 54 teachers from across the country. Here are the 15 B.C. winners, along … Continue reading

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