May 24, 2019 Message to Members
Education in BC
I was proud to represent the BCPVPA at a landmark event this week. The conference title was lengthy – the OECD Education 2030 9th IWG (Informal Working Group) and BC Education Conference – but the essence was pure: to bring together educators and education stakeholders from around the world to talk about best…read more
May 17, 2019 Message to Members
This week’s column is dedicated to something very important to me: your time.
This week’s message is 75 words. The time you would ordinarily take to read this column can instead be used to complete the 2019 Member Survey, at the member link in my May 16 email.
The survey has been extended to May 24:…read more
May 10, 2019 Message to Members
BCPVPA Member Survey
We all have different ways of organizing our busy lives. Twenty years ago – maybe only ten years ago – an electronic calendar was unheard of, not to mention all of the emerging digital devices that we now use to manage our time. It was instead a daily planner, often stuffed with post-its,…read more
May 3, 2019 Message to Members
BCPVPA Partnership Awards
Remarkable things happen in schools every day. Teachers go the extra mile to coach teams, a local group donates some much-needed equipment, parents fundraise for special events, volunteers fill needs as they emerge, and school leaders spend every moment trying to create the best environment and experience for students and staff. It’s not…read more
April 26, 2019 Message to Members
BC Student Voice
I’m working on Saturday, but somehow it doesn’t seem like work. I’ll be joining several dozen impassioned, smart and lively students at the BC Student Voice Spring Forum. My session with these students will focus on a discussion of the Grade 10 Literacy & Numeracy, and Grade 12 Literacy programs: their candid feedback…read more