Author Archives: KSS Library

About KSS Library

Teacher-librarian at Kelowna Secondary School, Kelowna, BC, Canada 1079 Raymer Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia

B.C. premier cozies up to private schools – Sun

“Competition is what’s really going to change our public schools. It’s the only thing that’s going to force them to become better schools because they’re going to lose students if they don’t.” ― Republican politician Jill Dickman http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2015/06/01/bc-premier-cozies-up-to-private-schools By Bill … Continue reading

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Stuart Egan: How Teaching Is Like Farming

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stuart Egan, a teacher of English at West Forsyth High School, wrote an article in the Winston-Salem, N.C., Journal explaining to readers why the reformster narrative about “failing schools” and “bad teachers” is…

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My submission to Canadian Geographic’s bird contest- the loon.

The Common Loon may be as common to Canadians as the snowy winter but it’s paramount uniqueness in the geographic realms of Canada, west or east, make it a perfect candidate for the nation’s bird. Whether the bird’s mystical haunting … Continue reading

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Sensibility- teacher-librarians in schools -Huffington

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Alan Singer: Pearson’s Woes Multiply

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alan Singer of Hofstra University is a Pearson-watcher, as we all should be. Pearson is the UK-based mega corporation that is swallowing up American educatiion. It creates assessments for many individual states (like…

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Teaching- a walk in the park. More like a climbing expedition

It’s a school year end , albeit fragmented, it’s been another expedition of a kind. Some say it’s a walk in the park. Ha, like hiking or climbing, if it was so easy and an overpaid career, everybody would doing … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Essay, Social Policy, Teaching