B.C. Government Failures Have Worsened Dispute With B.C. Teachers

B.C. Government Failures Have Worsened Dispute With B.C. Teachers

06.16.2014
If Crown corporation execs and Christy Clark's makeup/communications team warrant hefty increases to their already bloated salaries, why...
My Students Are More Than A Paycheque, They're My Treasures

My Students Are More Than A Paycheque, They're My Treasures

06.16.2014
So many memories. Held in one small box of treasures. But it couldn't possibly hold the greatest treasure of all. The students. Every single...
Province 'Squandered' Chance For Teachers' Deal: Union

Province 'Squandered' Chance For Teachers' Deal: Union

Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press  06.16.2014
VANCOUVER - British Columbia's unionized teachers are preparing to erect picket lines on Tuesday, with little reason to expect a deal to...
A Student's Questions For Christy Clark

A Student's Questions For Christy Clark

06.16.2014
The teachers who have taught us for five years -- coached our basketball teams, directed the plays, stayed after class, volunteered their...
This Is My Strike Pay

This Is My Strike Pay

06.15.2014
To the student who would overthrow the ball in baseball (but not make it obvious) so our autistic student could get on base. This is my...
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...