Yeah BC! It’s Sunday evening and my dear wife’s report cards are complete. I’m not even commenting on the objective or method of assessment- only the logistics. It’s time to re-invent reporting.
After hours composing comments, entering data online and proofreading( never mind all the marking) is it wise BC then expects it all to be documented on paper with backup hardcopies? I posit its politicians and bureaucrats holding on to old notions of making teachers accountable via paper.
Millions of teacher man-hours spent all across BC this week, sharing data with childrens’ parents. Including interviews, IEP conferences, etc . I think our teachers work hard enough. Our teachers expend so much energy above the classroom prep and instructional time. Even Admin have to read every page for every child. The so-called state of the art MyEdBc isn’t. Seems like a huge inefficient cost to me. Why need a provincial digital network if every child needs sheets of printed paper to report his/her learning?
Just because it’s always been that way, is it now a reasonable activity? Just printing the millions of sheets of paper 3-4 times a year, we need to log the forest. I believe it’s time the Ministry of Education broke the mild and modernized achievement reporting. Not just for my overworked wife but just for common sense. Heck, don’t we all eFile our taxes?! Besides, teachers have face to face conversations with parents that share far more about learning than a series of checkboxes.
Politics will never be a final solution- life is far deeper. In a 21stC secular reality we need to proceed the best we can.
Regardless that I am a federalist liberal, given the Trump chaotic era, Trudeau is giving it a good go so far. I believe providing good governance today is a near impossible task so, as an optimist, I give Justin a thanks and good wishes in the defence of civility. What school teacher or other professional, could do better? 😉 I’m a sentimental fool but I think his father would be proud of the effort. His dad was an MP for 14 years( I think) His father was never under the degree of scrutiny Justin must confront daily. In 2017, regardless of potential successes, he will never endure a decade of service? No man or woman can deliver what people expect.
All people need to embrace their own responsibility far more…
A POV: Only DonaldTrump would have the unmitigated gaul to get a SEAL killed through his negligence, then parade his grieving widow as a prop…and then complain when some Congressmen don’t cheer. Respect for the death of any servicemen should be humbly honoured. Clapping and whistling shows of glee isn’t patriotic. God can hear each of our hearts just fine.
His tip to women and Trudeau initiative does not phase me one bit. Trudeau is just being wise and careful. Trump has no plans that I have seen. Tick tock…
New friends? Who? I’m more scared today than ever…
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Chilling reference to Plato’s Republic and our fear of Trump.
Under such presumably decadent conditions, “a would-be tyrant would seize his moment”:He is usually of the elite but is in tune with the time. Given over to random pleasures and whims. Feasting on food, and especially sex.
He makes his move by taking over a particularly obedient mob, and attacking his wealthy peers as corrupt. He is a traitor to his class, and soon his elite enemies find a way to appease him or are forced to flee.
Eventually he stands alone, offering the addled, distracted, self-indulgent citizens a kind of relief from democracy’s endless choices and insecurities.
He rides a backlash to success. Too much freedom seems to change into nothing but too much slavery. He offers himself as the personified answer to all problems. To replace the elites, and rule alone on behalf of the masses. And as the people thrill to him as a kind of solution, a democracy willingly, impetuously, repeals itself.( Open Culture)
“The Republic by Plato.” Project Gutenberg. Web. 09 Feb. 2017.
“Did Plato predict” Open Culture. Web. 09 Feb. 2017.