Category Archives: Education

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Be a teacher, please be a teacher.. 

Grad speech by Tim Minchin, U of Western Australia.  A poignant and very funny transcript.  http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/university/_nocache?a=2386333 Watch: https://youtu.be/yoEezZD71sc   Six: Be a teacher! Please! Please! Please be a teacher. Teachers are the most admirable and important people in the world. … Continue reading

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Congrats Dayna/ Teacher/Librarian Year 2016

Congrats to my friend and colleague Dayna Hart of CNB middle school , SD23. for her BCTLA TeacherLibrarian Year Award! I’m so humbled to have worked with other Kelowna winners: Joan Eaton, Kay Treadgold, Sharon Bede and Misty Smith! 5 recipients … Continue reading

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BCTLA Awards nominations- celebrate excellence

President Heather Daly reminds BC teacher-librarians to nominate your hard working, professional colleagues who build school library programs that shine worldwide. It’s my honour to be a part of the community. – Al Smith( ret )  https://bctf.ca/bctla/info/awards.html [BCTLA Forum] BCTLA … Continue reading

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UBC Digital Literacy Summer Institute-aaron mueller FYI 

Via @aaronmueller @bctla  UBC Digital Literacy Summer Institute Aaron Mueller to BCTLA 23 FebDetails 2016 Digital Literacy Summer Institute Critical Digital Literacy: Issues, Challenges, Directions http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/2016-critical-digital-literacy-summer-institute/ RATIONALE As technology continues to transform educational systems and teaching strategies, the acquisition of … Continue reading

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So fun- high school legacy 

It’s so much fun to witness positive high school heritage when you an old guy like me. Following @kssowls and Western Canada Basketball Facebook has underlined the school spirit that many think is far gone.     People like Kim Whelpton … Continue reading

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Teach technology to children not just limit

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/parents-should-teach-their-kids-how-to-use-the-internet-tech-researcher-1.3474796    “Parents Should Teach Their Kids How to Use the Internet: Tech Researcher – British Columbia – CBC News.” CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 03 Mar. 2016. Web. 03 Mar. 2016 Alexandra Samuel, who will be giving a talk in Vancouver … Continue reading

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Corporate Ed not smart learning

Hi tech digital learning panacea is a ruse.  It is apparent to me that the old aspiration of public efucation is under attack. Policies that have attacked the teachers ( anti/Union assault) have been huge failure. Big business saw a … Continue reading

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