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Dear Parents, Teachers Are People Too

Blair King | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Blair King

As I have written previously, I am the spouse of a teacher and spend a lot of time with teachers. I'd like to start the new school year by reminding you of some truths about teachers. So if your child comes home and complains about something that happened at school give the teacher the benefit of the doubt.

You Might As Well Add Mousetraps, Personal Fans To School Supplies List

Lizanne Foster | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Thirty years ago, school supply lists were quite short, perhaps just two items: pencil crayons and a geometry set. But for a number of years now, the lists have become very long and often include two types of paper: photocopying and toilet. How did we get to this point?

B.C. Teacher Disciplined For Showing Students 'I'm On A Boat' Video

The Huffington Post B.C. | Mohamed Omar | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

He was ordered to take a course on "respectful professional boundaries."

Perhaps I Can Celebrate The End Of B.C. Provincial Exams

Lizanne Foster | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

But my joyful relating of this good news will be dampened by the knowledge that there is no funding to make possible the full implementation of the new curriculum. It's as though my students have been given the keys to a car without any money for insurance or gas or maintenance or even driving lessons.

My Fond Memories Of A B.C. Education Are Sheer Fantasy For My Kids

John Doble | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia
John Doble

I didn't expect the province that I grew up in to have changed their priority on public education so much that there will be a lost generation of students.

B.C. Teacher Disciplined For Calling Student 'Taliban'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Matthew Pell agreed the comments amount to professional misconduct.

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 09.07.2016 | 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 09.07.2016 | 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 07.24.2016 | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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 05.22.2016 | 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 05.09.2016 | 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 05.03.2016 | 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.