January 25, 2019 Message to Members
Some Very Good News
In an email to all members on Wednesday, I shared news of a supportive first step in our provincial negotiation representation initiative that occurred at BCPSEA’s Annual General Meeting this week. Our understanding is that the resolution that had been proposed in advance of the meeting was passed by a significant majority….read more
January 18, 2019 Message to Members
Looking Back, Looking Forward
What were you doing thirty years ago? Many of you were still in school yourselves, navigating primary or secondary school, teacher education or another early path. Or, maybe you were already working in the classroom, building the skills, knowledge and connections that shaped the leader you are today.
More than 30 years ago,…read more
January 11, 2019 Message to Members
In December, I talked about the importance of marking and celebrating your accomplishments when you reflect on 2018. In this first message of 2019, I’d like to continue that thread with a focus on what you learned last year and how you will intentionally carry that learning forward.
Some pieces of learning are bold and declarative…read more
December 14, 2018 Message to Members
BC Funding Model Review
As many of you know, the BC Ministry of Education has been consulting with K-12 stakeholders to review the province’s public education funding model. The current funding model has been in place for more than 15 years, and can no longer reflect the social, cultural and demographic trends in our province. Advances…read more
December 7, 2018 Message to Members
As many of you know, I’m a forward-looking guy. I’m fascinated by new technology and the way that it can enhance our support of students while advancing our own learning. So, it may come as a surprise that I still write an annual Christmas letter to my friends and family. I treasure the process of…read more