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B.C. Teachers Told To Use Cardboard As Window Blinds

CBC | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It just demonstrates how under funded we are."

Stop Blaming B.C. Teachers

Sarah Miller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

The saddest part to me is how much of the public buy into the "lazy, greedy" teacher persona that our government portrays in an effort to justify its constant underfunding of our public schools.

B.C. Teacher Told Student To 'Erase Your Life' With Pocket Knife

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Gerard MacIntosh was a North Vancouver principal and Grade 8 teacher.

Questions Parents Should Ask With New B.C. Curriculum

Maria Boublil | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Maria Boublil

As a mother of two high-school aged kids and an educational consultant, I see first-hand the struggles that students and parents face. With the new changes to the curriculum I see the potential for these challenges to increase exponentially.

New Curriculum Not Meant For B.C. Public Schools

Lizanne Foster | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Each time I tried to imagine what personalized learning would look like in overcrowded classrooms with outdated technology, my mind sent me 404 error messages. Nothing computed.

I Love Being A B.C. Teacher So Much That I Have To Quit

Cecelia Griffiths | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Cecelia Griffiths

Things are worse. They are so much worse. I cannot express how bad things are getting. It's because I love the work so much, that I have to leave. I've spent the last two years thinking about going. I've felt increasingly sorrowful that I simply cannot do all that these kids need and deserve me to do.

The Ultimate Year-End Gift For Teachers

Ashley D. MacKenzie | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley D. MacKenzie

If your child is willing to sit down and write a few words about what they enjoyed about this school year or semester, it would carry the weight of a dozen coffee mugs with fraction of the required storage space.

Some Advice For the Education Minister on Teachers' Professional Development

Lizanne Foster | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Now that Bill 11 has become law in B.C., giving the minister of education the power to determine what I do for my professional development, I'm looking forward to his plans to help me to deal with some challenges I have in my teaching practice. I have some questions that I hope he can answer.

What Everyone Needs to Know About B.C.'s Bill 11

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

Our government would love nothing more then for all of us to turn a blind eye to yet anther bill that will strip rights from students, teachers, and parents and help give our education minister more power and control over a system he knows little about.

B.C. Needs to Value Parents' Opinions on Public Education

Sarah Miller | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

B.C.'s Charter for Public Education is a public owned document, which stands as a testament to everything we as a community want and expect from our public school system. It is a document long forgotten somewhere between the never ending war against our public schools, funding cuts and dragged out court cases.

I Know Exactly How Christy Clark Can Improve Relations With B.C. Public School Teachers

Sarah Collins | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Collins

You see, standardized test results don't paint a full picture. And neither do my words here. You'll just have to come see for yourself.

Courts Will Not Deliver Smaller Class Sizes In B.C., So Here's What Will

Tara Ehrcke | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Tara Ehrcke

The 13-year legal battle over class sizes in British Columbia should teach us that relying on the courts is not a winning strategy. After a decade of court battles, classes are as large as ever, funding on the decrease, and the teachers' strike fund depleted from legal costs.

B.C. Teachers Lose Major Court Case

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A judge ruled that the province did not violate teachers' charter rights, overturning lower court rulings on class size composition.

My Former Student Will Likely Get More Help For Learning Disability In Jail Than In B.C. School

Lizanne Foster | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

With cuts to the number of school psychologists, waiting lists got longer and longer. And when choices had to be made between you and a student exhibiting violent behaviour in the classroom, your suspected reading disability was seen as less urgent. After all, you were funny and kind, not violent.

Dear Christy Clark: Stop Relying On Parents, Teachers To Fund B.C. Public Schools

Sarah Miller | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Miller

The only problem with our public school system in B.C. is that we have a government that is unwilling to fund it properly.

B.C. Principal Suspended For 'Inappropriate' Relationships

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

He used his position to pursue three teaching assistants under his supervision.

B.C. Teacher Sues After Student's False Rape, Torture Accusations

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk and Andree Lau | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The student's claims turned out to be lifted from episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

B.C. Teacher Under Fire Again For Showing A 'Racy' Video

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Joe Winkler said he clicked on the wrong YouTube link.

Province Moves To Control B.C. Teachers' Professional Development

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

It's time to put teachers on a similar footing as lawyers, accountants, and nurses, said the education minister.

Dear Christy Clark, Re: Public Education

Adam Olsen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

It is commendable that your government has balanced three consecutive provincial budgets, but British Columbians (and our children in particular) are hardly better off because of it.

Retired B.C. Teacher Hid Child Porn In Ceiling, Trial Hears

CP | Tim Petruk | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada British Columbia

While on bail last year, Jerry Waselenkoff asked a judge to allow him to travel to Thailand for a golf holiday.

B.C. Premier's 'Low-Hanging Fruit' Comment Riles Up Teachers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"None of us thought we would have to keep scraping the cupboards to keep cutting."

B.C. Teachers' Ballots Bungled For Election: Union

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Teachers' union president Jim Iker says the mistake will waste thousands of dollars in extra mailing costs.

Dear Students: An Apology From A Teacher

Lizanne Foster | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I'm sorry that you are forced to sit for 6 hours each school-day despite research that reveals the detrimental cognitive and health effects of excessive sitting. I wish you had not had your curiosity crushed by classroom conformity.

B.C. Teachers Could Tell Forum A Thing Or Two About Innovation

Lizanne Foster | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

I am curious though. I wonder what "international experts" could tell the Ministry of Education that teachers in B.C. do not already know about students and their needs?