In addition to the articles below, the complete issue includes a column by President Shelley Green
and a column by Executive Director Kit Krieger
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Wading through fields and into streams
By Leslie Dyson There’s no better way to understand an ecosystem than to stand in the middle of it. Grade 2 and 3 students at North Otter Elementary School in Langley had that opportunity when they took part in the Salmon in the Valley program. Continue reading.
Duty to Report
By Julia Hengstler, Gail Krivel-Zacks and Elizabeth Kroeker Society looks to school principals and vice-principals, faculty, and staff as gatekeepers of children’s well-being. School personnel are often aware of, and trained in, the protocols around duty-to-report in cases of physical neglect, sexual abuse, or potential self-harm. However, duty-to-report is not well understood in terms of student safety in digital contexts. Continue reading.
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Opportunity to achieve
By Margaret Geddes Margaret Geddes, Principal, William Watson Elementary, writes
about how Surrey embraced a special track meet for athletes. Continue reading.
Paths to reading
By Wendy Briggs A principal in Central Okanagan intervenes to reinforce respectful behaviour. She also uses that interaction to review the student’s progress from non-reader to competent and avid reader in a single year. Continue reading.
Employment & Regulations: Four questions and answers
By Laura Bickerton Laura Bickerton completes her series of three columns on aspects of teacher regulation. In this issue, she addresses the interconnections between the regulatory and employment arenas in which BC educators work. Continue reading.