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Educational consultant from Port Moody. "The Stuff Isn't What's Important" " School Wide Discipline Programmes Don't Work" " Vice Principals are crucial towards setting direction"

Six Ways to Resurrect Schools in B.C.

The only way to resurrect our public schools, is the same way we attacked them – incrementally and with firm purpose. If there ever was a time when “just throwing money at the problem doesn’t work” is true, it’s now. … Continue reading

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The Vice Principal Chronicles – #1 ” Sideways, Not Head On”

The Vice Principal casually approached the herd of faux rebels who were in daily slouch outside the cafeteria.He knew to approach teenagers, especially these teenagers, sideways, not head on. They were the only identifiable group in the school that cultivated … Continue reading

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Trump is Winning

I’m very worried about the future of the US. I’m not sure the country can survive as a democracy. Trumpism’s partisans  are winning the pitched propaganda battle in the US. Trumpians have a 24/7 propaganda channel( Fox), a major web … Continue reading

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Stop Glorifying Violence

Can’t we stop giving so much attention to criminals and terrorists? Fifteen minutes of fame is one thing, but the insatiable appetite of the media to  chronicle the life stories of those who kill or blow up people is troubling. … Continue reading

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Trudeau is Right About Citizenship Guide

Justin Trudeau Is Right. Trudeau doesn’t think that our Canadian Citizenship Guide should use the word “barbaric” to describe “honour killings, female genital mutilations, forced marriages, and other gender based violence.” I agree with him. Trudeau abhors these cultural practices … Continue reading

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Should Remembrance Day be a Canadian Holiday?

My “let’s have a parade” colleague wants to make Remembrance Day a national holiday. He suspects that bigger, more overt displays on Remembrance Day might intensify our appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who went before. But would it? … Continue reading

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FSA Tests are a Political Football

AS I SEE IT – Jim Nelson So the annual hand wringing over the Foundation Skills Assessments tests begins again: Why are teachers so dead against them? Is it just that awful B.C.T.F. being radical again? Should we keep our … Continue reading

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