“B.C. Education Minister wants new focus on reading: One-third of students aren’t meeting expectations.  Reading in the early grades will be the top priority for the next school year in B.C. because one in three children still struggle with literacy.”

~ quoted text, full Vancouver Sun article here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun July 25, 2012

Ministry of Education’s A New Focus on Reading document here.

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Read the latest news on the B.C. Teacher’s labour dispute and walkout  from The Vancouver Sun online news source. 

Full article here.

Original source article here.

By Kim Nursall and The Canadian Press, THE CANADIAN PRESS June 29, 2012

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Read Kathryn Ovenell-Carter’s moving article on why she is training to be a teacher in these trying times.

By Kathryn Ovenell-Carter, 25 Jun 2012, TheTyee.ca

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Read The Vancouver Sun’s Report Card: A letter of thanks from a grateful parent to B.C. teachers.

Full article here

By Janet Steffenhagen, June 21, 2012. 5:08 pm • Section: Report Card

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Read the latest news on B.C. teachers’ negotiations and rallies in The Vancouver Sun’s Education News: The Report Card.

Full article here.

by Janet Steffenhagen, June 20, 2012. 12:44 pm • Section: Report Card

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See Tiffany Poirier’s website about The Personalized Learning Movement: an new approach for teaching and enriching students’ learning experience.

Philosophy of Personalized Learning here.

Tiffany Poirier is an award-winning teacher, published children’s book author-illustrator and educational writer, with areas of specialty in gifted education, philosophy for children, and creativity.  Sought after as a curriculum designer, speaker and staff developer, Tiffany has led numerous well-attended workshops and speaking engagements, including a presentation at an international conference.

She was named as an exceptional alumnus by both of the universities from which she holds degrees, with her unique teaching contributions written about on the UBC Education website and in the UVic alumni magazine.  Tiffany joined the teaching profession in 2006.

~text from The Personalized Learning website.

UBC Library Holdings Information of Tiffany’s children’s book here.

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has announced DeDe DeRose’s appointment as the province’s first Superintendent of Aboriginal Achievement. 

By Katie Hyslop June 11, 2012 12:51 pm

Full Tyee article here.

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Read the latest on The Roots of Empathy: the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education’s program to teach compassion and empathy to youth and children in British Columbia.

Full article from the Province of British Columbia website here.

Read The Vancouver Sun’s article about innovative enriched education for young students in British Columbia. Full article here.

By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun June 5, 2012

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Enjoy a new addition to the collection at the Education Library: Reading the World: What Young Children Learn from Literature.

Reading the World is invaluable for early years teachers, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and other practitioners, but will appeal also to parents and carers, those who teach children at Key stages 1 and 2 and to students on initial teacher training courses. It will be of interest to the growing body of students following programmes on children’s literature and book making.”

~from the Publisher’s website

UBC Library Holdings Information here.

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