Category: education

Knowing Who You Are

July 9th, 2014
I am in the process of finishing off Ken Robinson's "Finding Your Element". This very impressive self-help guide to recognizing and developing one's God-given talents in pursuit of helping to make a difference in the world at large. Robinson, a prominen… more »

Ken Robinson's "Out of Our Minds" - A Guide to Affirming One's Creativity

July 7th, 2014
Ken Robinson, ever the consummate promoter of educational innovation and creativity in the modern times, challenges us to rethink our view of what it means to think outside the box. He describes a world where corporate, political and institutional agend… more »

Public Education in a Jam!

June 24th, 2014
For some of us oldtimers in the business of public education, there is something ominously different about this teachers' strike as opposed to the numerous others that have proceeded it. It seems that the Liberal government in Victoria holds all the car… more »

Preparing for an Exam!

June 24th, 2014
This past week I settled into studying for a two-hour exam on the finer points of the European Union. While not a great fan of this organization, I have apprised myself of some of its current features and functions in order to understand where it might… more »

Being Content in All Things

June 12th, 2014
Don't fool yourself with that old adage that says with age comes a loss in edge. I am just as competitive today as I was ten years ago which begs the proverbial question as to when I might settle down. I like reading widely, studying intently, playing p… more »

Hitting the Bricks Next Monday!

June 12th, 2014
As I retired teacher I still have an ounce or two of compassion for my former profession when it comes to trying to negotiate a contract with the government and the employer's association. What it amounts to is a feeling of genuine concern for former co… more »

The Passing of An Old Acquaintance

June 10th, 2014
Since departing Smithers three years ago to live here in Victoria we have managed to keep in touch with the old town in a number of ways, even though many are starting to fade. I guess moving away is definitely a one-way proposition, especially if one c… more »

Teachers At It Again!

April 24th, 2014
Like clockwork, BC public school teachers seem to be at it again in their latest cycle of job actions meant to impress the government that they are intent on getting a settlement. In my tenure as a teacher, I went through six of these strikes and withdr… more »

A Complaint Not Based in Law

April 11th, 2014
Today is red-letter day for Trinity Western University, a private Christian liberal arts college in Langley, BC. The BC Law Society has assembled to consider the validity of a complaint by a gay rights group, Leaf, that contends that TWU should not be a… more »

Yet Another Essay: How Should We Live?

April 9th, 2014
There are many ways to live life so that we can derive some value and pleasure from it in the short term and over the long haul. Each requires a commitment that seeks and ultimately achieves a balance between realizing personal ambitions and helping oth… more »
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