If Only Students Could Be Moulded Into Pipelines Or Olympic Arenas

If Only Students Could Be Moulded Into Pipelines Or Olympic Arenas

06.15.2014
If only students were made of concrete and steel that could be moulded into things like roads, bridges, pipelines or sports arenas for...
As A Therapist, I Call 'Bullsh*t' On B.C. Teachers' Union, Province

As A Therapist, I Call 'Bullsh*t' On B.C. Teachers' Union, Province

06.15.2014
In the same way that I call "bullshit" on adults who say they are fighting for the children in a high-conflict divorce, I call "bullshit"...
Teachers Present New Contract Proposal

Teachers Present New Contract Proposal

The Canadian Press  06.13.2014
VANCOUVER - The British Columbia teachers' union presented a new contract proposal to the employer on Friday, kicking off an intense set...
How To Conduct A Legal Pipeline Protest

How To Conduct A Legal Pipeline Protest

06.13.2014
As the federal government's decision on Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline looms closer, one B.C. civil rights group is making sure activists...
The Difference Between An Engaging Classroom And An Empty One

The Difference Between An Engaging Classroom And An Empty One

06.13.2014
I take ingredients from my own family's pantry and fridge so we can bake, make playdough, create senses-stimulating art projects, and learn...
Clark Vows To End Violence Against Aboriginal Women, Girls

Clark Vows To End Violence Against Aboriginal Women, Girls

James Keller, The Canadian Press  06.13.2014
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. - British Columbia's premier signed an agreement with First Nations and Metis leaders Friday pledging to end violence...
Parent Takes Over Classes During Teachers' Strike

Parent Takes Over Classes During Teachers' Strike

06.13.2014
As teachers walked the picket lines in Langley, B.C. on Friday, one parent was inside a school teaching some students herself. Brigitte...
What You See in Today's Public School Classroom Is A Mirage

What You See in Today's Public School Classroom Is A Mirage

06.13.2014
You probably think to yourself what a lovely place to learn for your child. Teachers spend many hours finding ideas for organizing and...
What B.C. Public School Classrooms Look Like Without Stuff Teachers Bought

What B.C. Public School Classrooms Look Like Without Stuff Teachers Bought

Andree Lau  06.12.2014
Teachers in B.C. public schools have started taking home materials from their classrooms in anticipation of a full-scale strike on Tuesday. It's...
Teachers' Strike Could End School Year Next Week

Teachers' Strike Could End School Year Next Week

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  06.12.2014
VANCOUVER - An emboldened BC Teachers' Federation leveraged its new strike mandate Thursday, giving 72-hours notice, while it also offered...
'It Is Time To Act': Teachers' Union Email

'It Is Time To Act': Teachers' Union Email

The Canadian Press  06.11.2014
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's teachers intend to launch a full-scale strike beginning next Tuesday, potentially keeping students across...
I Voted No To Full-Scale B.C. Teachers' Strike

I Voted No To Full-Scale B.C. Teachers' Strike

06.11.2014
Although I fully support my teaching colleagues, I am also a parent. My three kids attend the same neighbourhood school in which I teach...
I'm A First-Year Teacher And This Isn't What I Signed Up For

I'm A First-Year Teacher And This Isn't What I Signed Up For

06.11.2014
I wish I had more teaching experience or lesson plans from years past to fall back on, but I don't. I struggle to keep things together,...
Why B.C. Teachers Are Eating Lunch On The Curb

Why B.C. Teachers Are Eating Lunch On The Curb

06.11.2014
We legally aren't allowed to help students during lockout hours, nor are we allowed to be in the building. This is not a teacher choice....