Leading: Back to School

The BCPVPA welcomes our members back to school with information, resources and inspiration for the year ahead!

September 2020 Issue

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Individual Articles

A Message from BCPVPA President Darren Danyluk
As BC schools restart this Fall, Darren emphasizes the need for compassionate leadership and connection.

Meet the  BCPVPA Board of Directors for 2020-2021

BCPVPA Connecting Leaders Conference 2020
BCPVPA PLD Directors, Elizabeth Bell & Jessica Antosz, reveal what to look forward to for this year’s virtual CLC and share how you can create a ‘Hub of Learning’ in your local Chapter.

Connect to Member Support Services
Learn about what the BCPVPA Member Support Services team does, and the diverse ways they offer support to members

The BCPVPA Mentorship Program
Past participants of the BCPVPA Mentorship Program speak to their experiences of reciprocal learning and relationship building

Inside the Ministry of Education
Meet some of the foundational people behind the BC Ministry of Education and learn about their roles in supporting school leaders, student success and continuity of learning

The BCPVPA Leadership Planning Guide
Learn about the Leadership Planning Guide and how it was created, what it focuses on and why it’s a valuable resource for school leaders.

Recording Conversations: Is it Legal?
Don Boyd, Director of MSS, and Lisa Slater (DLA Piper) provide guidance for dealing with work-related recorded conversations

Redefining Challenging Behaviour
Michael Carlyle, SD35 Principal, shares how working collaboratively with students to change negative behaviours is the key

Moving: An Interview with Andy Hargreaves
Andy Hargreaves shares the ‘why’ of writing his memoir, Moving, and shares his personal journey to understanding how social mobility and education relate (featuring a book giveaway!)

The Pandemic Practice: A Learning Adventure
First year Vice-Principal, Kasha Kikkert Duff, tells of her unexpected experience navigating a new school leader role during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pandemic Practice: Growing Together
Wanda Salewski, SD38 Principal, shares how her school community stayed connected during the pandemic through a sunflower seed project

The Principl(ed) Podcast
SD73 Principal and Principl(ed) Podcast host, Chris Horton, reflects on the important takeaways from his interviews so far, with guests on the BCPVPA podcast.

Brain Strain: Mental Health 101 – Part 2
Dr. Edalati explains how our bodies respond to burnout and discusses ways we can douse the heat of workplace burnout early on.

BCPVPA Health Series 
Learn about last year’s health series, The Learning Brain, and what’s to come in BCPVPA’s new series, ReCharge, launching October 2020.

What Guides & Directs our Practice
A review of the policies, acts and regulations that shape the roles and responsibilities of BC Principals and Vice-Principals

Back to School Readiness
Jack MacNeill from humanworks shares his wisdom on staying vigilant in our health, staying connected and starting the new school year strong

Principal Health & Well-being: Moving Beyond Self-Care
Gail Markin and Dr. Fei Wang reflect on their research to explore the question: “How do we move towards well-being in a practical way, without adding yet another layer of work to an already overwhelmed system?”

SET-BC Inclusive Schools Initiative
Learn about SD71’s experience with implementing the SET-BC Inclusive Schools Initiative in their school community

Play: A Way to Prepare for Learning and for Life
Leroy Slanzi, SD58 Principal, reflects on how purposeful play can improve students’ social and emotional learning

Go be the Principal, Please
Jim Allison, SD38 District Administrator, explores what it means to be a Principal, beyond being an efficient administrator

Love Beyond Hello
Kristi Blakeway, author and SD42 Principal, takes us through her journey of starting Project: HELLO and getting her students involved at the core

The COVID-19 Response: A System in Transition
Claire Clancy, SD37 Principal, reframes the COVID-19 disruption to schools as an opportunity for equity, dialogue, deep listening and collective voice.


September 2019 Issue

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