With a little help from a friend

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SFU starts tomorrow!  This is what my Friday evenings will look like from now on. (I thought my students would like this picture:-) )


Schooling the World – A Documentary

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I watched a beautiful and thought-provoking documentary a few days ago. It is available for free on the internet for a short period of time so be quick if you want to watch it!

Enjoy… :-)

Schooling the World (click on the link to watch the full movie)

In a Classroom Near You – Part 2

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Good morning Parents & Friends,

As mentioned in my previous post, the information you will read here was collected by Scott Susin, a teacher from Mission. It describes the reality of a BC classroom really well. Class size & composition is SO important! Pay attention to the numbers, try to visualize what a day in a classroom like this can be like.

As Erica Jaaf said it so well on Twitter back in June, “Teachers’ working conditions are your kids’ learning conditions.”

How would you feel if your son or daughter was the one being neglected because there isn’t enough people and support around? Do you realise that because there are so many students with needs we cannot help the most quiet ones and the ones that are doing ok in school? All kids need to feel supported and this is why I urge you to speak up.

I attended a great meeting last night concerning education. Here is what I was able to write down on my phone during the meeting, should you want to take a look at my notes.  What I learned again at this meeting is that our voices are being heard and the Government IS feeling the pressure.

Thank you for your support!

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In a Classroom Near You – Part 1

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Good afternoon parents and friends,

As a way to raise awareness, I’ve chosen to share 3 different classroom environments. Nothing I am posting here has been made up. Thanks to Scott Susin, who collected all this information back in June, I have access to a lot of data.

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How would you feel if your son or daughter was one of these students? Teachers across the province have been trying to tell the media that every kid matters.

Our Government thinks we spend too much money on education. I think kids are priceless. They are our future. Let’s give them what they need.





Arbitration – We need your voice, parents!

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Good evening parents,

Teachers need your support more than ever. Please honk, stop by the picket line and write letters to the premier and to your MLA. It wouldn’t hurt to contact other MLAs too as the more we do this, the more we will be putting pressure on the government to say yes to arbitration. I spent the last few days emailing every BC Liberal MLA as I believe our voice needs to be heard. If you would like their email addresses, let me know and I can share the info with you.

I want the government to say “yes” to binding arbitration. I want to return to my classroom and do what I love most. 


No negotiation. No mediation. No arbitration. No legislation. What do they want? Starvation?

(This has been said by a teacher friend. I did not make this one up myself!)


Thanks in advance for your support!