Category Archives: Public Education

Megan Metcalfe: I don’t want you to “negotiate” #BCTF #bced

The following is a guest post by BC Parent, Megan Metcalfe: I sent a letter to Christie Clark’s office, Peter Fassbender’s office, and my MLA about two weeks ago. I got a response just today. It was addressed from the … Continue reading

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Not alone… #BCTF #BCFED #TeachersStrike

Yesterday evening, along with other members of my district’s local, I went to the BC Federation of Labour’s rally in Vancouver to support the BCTF and it was heartening to see the support from so many unions and members of … Continue reading

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Chalk on the line…. #thisismystrikepay

This is what happens when you put a doodler like me on the strike line… Appreciation to the people who brought us goodies and/or had words of support today. We are walking the line to protect public education and ensure … Continue reading

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99 years… Updating Solidarity Forever #thisismystrikepay #BCTF

Today I am rewriting the lyrics to Solidarity Forever – 99 years after they were penned. I will be singing this at our Study Session and Rally on Monday. #thisismystrikepay Solidarity Forever: Ralph Chaplin (1915) Lyrics updated by Leah Kelley … Continue reading

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Deconstruction by Design: A visual history of the Liberal attack on education

The following are some of my drawings and whatnot over the past few (okay… 27) years of weathering the BC [neo]Liberal Government’s attack on public education… interspersed with information about the BCTF’s bargaining history. The cartoons I’ve included have all … Continue reading

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I am a Greedy Teacher #bctf #bced

I am a greedy teacher… I want more than I currently have, a lot more. I don’t think that I should have to apologize for that. You see I have a son that will need help in school. He will … Continue reading

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This Teacher will Rail Against Injustice

We (BC Teachers) are in the midst of negotiations – at the table with a government that is unwilling to negotiate. We are at stage two of a three stage plan of action – which currently involves rotating strikes. We … Continue reading

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Cultivating Advocacy: Understanding Neurodiversity and Strength-based Perspectives for Educators

On October 25 I will be presenting at the BCTELA (British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts) Provincial Conference. This is a fabulous opportunity to share with educators the voices and perspectives of Autistic people – via the documentary ‘Vectors … Continue reading

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Supporting Diverse Learners: Visual Notes and Other Perspectives

I have a social hangover… I am spent… I haven’t yet been able to get to the place where I feel caught up, but like I shared in my previous post – it has been an intense, but positive, couple … Continue reading

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