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Category Archives: Education
Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4618213 In truth, librarians and elementary school teachers are the most important non-parental figures in a child’s life.
All the BC media is predictably airing #bced stories today. The hype and unrealistic expectations being portrayed is folly given 15 years of not believing teachers voicing their concerns. It will take years to rebuild capacity! Educating children isn’t like … Continue reading
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
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
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
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