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Professional Development Articles

Without Hope there's no Health

Apr 26, 2018 jjamison

Waneek Horn-Miller has overcome discrimination and trauma to emerge as one of North America’s most inspiring activists and Olympians. From her iconic TIME cover to her key role in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, she empowers communities to overcome adversity, and helps turn reconciliation-justice, healing, and dialogue-into a cornerstone of our national institutions.…

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Errington school celebrates First Nations paddle teachings

Apr 24, 2018 jjamison

Errington school celebrates First Nations paddle teachings Indigenous artist gifts paddle to school after teaching students Adam Kveton Errington Elementary School students, along with some counterparts from Oceanside Elementary, honoured First Nation paddle teachings — and celebrated the paddle local Indigenous artist Bill Helin created for the school — in a ceremony held on Thursday, Feb.…

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Apps and Websites for Test Preparation and Studying

Apr 24, 2018 jjamison
Apps and Websites for Test Preparation and Studying

Whether it's the SAT, ACT, AP, or GED -- or even just an old fashioned test or quiz -- exams can induce anxiety in both students and teachers. While there's no love lost for them, tests are a reality. Students need help tackling them effectively and confidently, and teachers need help getting students prepared, especially for studying at home. These great apps and websites for test-prep and studying…

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How Podcasts can Improve Literacy in the Classroom

Apr 24, 2018 jjamison

Teacher Voices: This article is part of a series of from-the-classroom perspectives. by Michael Godsey I'm going to confess, I did not bring podcasts into my English classroom with any intention of improving my students' literacy skills. The idea came from a more selfish place: My wife and I were enthralled by the first few episodes of Serial, and I wanted to share our excitement for the amazing…

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Wanted! BCTF Teacher Inquiry Program Facilitators - applications due April 27th

Apr 23, 2018 jjamison

Just a reminder that the application deadline for the Teacher Inquiry Program Facilitators is Friday, April 27th, 2018. Please encourage your school based PD Chairs/Contacts to apply as this is a fantastic opportunity to support teacher-directed and teacher-led professional development. Up to eight facilitators are needed to join the BCTF’s TIP/Inquiry team for three-year terms. TIP facilitators…

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