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Professional Development Articles

John Spencer

Mar 22, 2020 jjamison
John Spencer

Before getting started, I just want to point out that teachers have been amazing over the last few weeks. I've watched entire districts mobilize to provide online and long-distance instruction while also providing a safe way for kids to get breakfast and lunch. That's pretty amazing. It's no wonder so many people will mention the name of a teacher when asked about who had the greatest impact on their…

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The Conversation

Mar 22, 2020 jjamison
The Conversation

Academic rigour, journalistic flair       Helping seniors deal with the pandemic One of my best friends is a guy name Clyde. For more than 50 years, Clyde devoted every spare moment he had to volunteer for a baseball association in Toronto. He coached kids and when they grew up and became parents, he coached their kids. He had heart surgery years ago and…

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The Conversation

Mar 13, 2020 jjamison
The Conversation

Academic rigour, journalistic flair       Online classes present their own challenges With university students eager to know how they’ll finish their semesters amid hour-by-hour COVID-19 updates, universities are on the ropes to tell people what’s happening. Educational technology companies, such as those producing online learning software, believe they’re…

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BCTF News

Mar 11, 2020 jjamison

  March 4, 2020 New bargaining update posted on the BCTF member portal As reported in an email to all members on March 2, mediation between the BCTF and the BC Public School Employers’ Association resumed last week, and the two sides met for two days on February 27 and 28. They are meeting again this week. There were some positive preliminary conversations and our Bargaining…

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B.C. News

Mar 11, 2020 jjamison
B.C. News

March 7, 2020 For many years, the BC Liberal government treated ICBC like an ATM while the rest of us paid the price with higher premiums. This week, our government tabled legislation to make sure that never happens again, and future surpluses are used to make auto insurance rates more affordable. FIND OUT MORE People who’ve experienced domestic or sexual…

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