… in the Aviva Fund competition. Hi all – PSA time: Clifford Bowey PS has moved into the Aviva Fund Semi-Finals! I like to think that our school community last year helped Vincent Massey win this competition – and a new playground! Please visit the site and register and VOTE – one vote per day . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Helping out Clifford Bowey PS…
My reaction to bullet proof blankets for children: When I was a kid we had fire and earthquake drills. When I became a teacher I had to verse the children […]
“Give us a child till he’s seven and we’ll have him for life”—a maxim some claim comes from St. Ignatius Loyola himself, founder of the Jesuits. Somewhat hackneyed but nonetheless true, the Alberta government and the oil industry seem to be taking it seriously.
The government is engaged in a major overhaul of Alberta’s school . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Alberta, oil, and indoctrinating children
There can be hope for children with autism in BC schools Parents want evidence‐based learning programs and supports established in all B.C. school districts. February 17 2014, Surrey, BC: Recent news stories such as the Seclusion and Restraint report and most recently the story of Susan DeBeck, a Vancouver teacher who claims . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: BC Parents Want Evidence-Based Learning Programs and Supports in ALL BC School Districts
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First Nations demand a better deal from the Canadian Government during a massive December 2012 protest on Parliament Hill. (Photo: Obert Madondo)
A report released by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Thursday says the Harper Conservatives are failing BC’s First Nation children and on-reserve schools.
The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives failing BC’s First Nations children: PBO report
It’s TED Talk Tuesday on 350orbust, and here’s another paradigm-shifting presentation. As an educator Sugata Mitra’s presentation is thrilling, because I know firsthand that the current education system is outdated and failing many children needlessly. Enjoy!
Nobody wants to give in to a bully. Indeed teachers teach students not to give in to bullies and teachers are expected to be role models and teach by example. So the teachers, when the bully took away their collective bargaining rights with draconian … . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Teachers Dilemma
Nobody wants to give in to a bully. Indeed teachers teach students not to give in to bullies and teachers are expected to be role models and teach by example.
So the teachers, when the bully took away their collective bargaining rights with draconian legislation that took away their right to strike, used the only . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Teachers Dilemma
First of all it is not a strike because it is not part of the collective bargaining process because with a government imposed contract, imposed under a draconian law whose constitutionality is under challenge, there is no collective bargaining process…. . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Teachers Political Protest Not a Strike and Not Illegal
First of all it is not a strike because it is not part of the collective bargaining process because with a government imposed contract, imposed under a draconian law whose constitutionality is under challenge, there is no collective bargaining process. Secondly the political protest is aimed at the government as policy maker and legislator, not . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Teachers Political Protest Not a Strike and Not Illegal
See article in The Georgia Straight: B.C. schools are still waiting for seismic upgrades
According to the B.C. Ministry of Education, 121 seismic projects had been completed as of August 2012. Construction work is happening at 14 schools, including Sir James Douglas Elementary School in Vancouver, which Watkins’s two sons used to attend. Eight . . . → Read More: mike watkins dot ca: B.C. School Seismic Safety
The lengths people go to in order to stop gay people from enjoying their life…
Thomas Amons, a principal for the Beaumont Independent School District’s Taylor Career and Technology Center in Texas, has canceled an entire cosmetology course rather than let a student whom he thought was gay take it.
Cequada Clark, the course . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Principal Cancels Course To Prevent Gay Student From Taking It
A group calling itself the “Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund” along with an anonymous “beleaguered parent” is suing the Ontario school system for not providing advance notice of gay subject matter.
“The parent seeks nothing more than to be given advance notice so that he can […] withdraw his children before the lesson,” . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Christian Group Sues School Board Over Lesson Plans
And if I see one vehicle ignore the flashing lights of a school bus, I will chase you and hunt you down., I will. Please be mindful of buses, students and crossing guards. Don’t be a moron. (9) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
SOMETIMES in the world of climate science "scepticism", things can become a little surreal. A bit odd, if you will, to the point where you need to inflict a sharp pain upon your person to confirm you've not drifted off into an alternate reality.
Like the time, for example, when Australian mainstream TV station . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climate Science Denier Debunks Greenhouse Theory With Two Fish Cooler Boxes And A Roll Of Cling Film
I admit it. I jumped the gun with my Congratulalien last year. When the Ontario government announced that all schools—including Catholic schools—must allow the formation of student-run GLBT support groups, I took that to mean students would finally be getting GSAs. Having endured twelve years of Catholic schooling myself, I perhaps should have been . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Ontario Catholic Schools To Get GSAs
A crowd of about 200 appeared in Queen’s Park, Ontario yesterday, protesting provincial legislation that will help eliminate anti-gay bullying in schools. This rally also marked the unveiling of some brand new terminology to be used by the anti-gay lobby, as a spokesperson began referring to Gay-Straight Alliances as “homosexual sex clubs.” The protesters then . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Anti-Gay Protest In Ontario
Two fifth grade teachers at West Park School in Altona, Manitoba are being demanded by parents to remove cards from their classrooms indicating that they have completed training on how to support GLBT youth.
Stephanie Fortier and Peter Wohlgemut had voluntarily taken training sessions from the Rainbow Resource Center in Winnipeg and received display . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Parents Flip Out Over Teachers’ Safe Space Card