Category Archives: Teaching

‘Personalized’ learning is a slippery corporate agenda.

http://emilytalmage.com/2015/05/12/pbe-testimony-from-may-11th/ I recently read a blog post that underscored my past experiences in BC public schools. Although just retired, I still recognize the trendline. That the student-teacher-parent relationship in a classroom is being replaced by a broader technocracy, is a … Continue reading

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‘Teach for Canada’ is just another style for privatization public education

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/canada/thunder-bay/teach-for-canada-opens-the-door-to-privatization-teachers-union-says-1.3190363 Currently First Nations-run schools, which are federally funded, receive one-third to nearly one-half less funding per student compared to provincially-funded schools. “Our understanding is the under-funding of Aboriginal education has really opened the door to this privatization,” Smith said. … Continue reading

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friendship is an opportunity…- Niequist

Friendship is an opportunity to act on God’s behalf in the lives of the people that we’re close to, reminding each other who God is.— Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the … Continue reading

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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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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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10 truths about change – Ruebicon reblog :-)

Brevity doesn’t mean blunt. Sometimes it’s just good writing! http://ruebicon.blogspot.ca/2014/12/10-truths-about-changing-things.html Some things to keep in mind as you forge boldly forth to change the world: Neither new nor old automatically equals better. Better is highly subjective and many of the … 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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