#bced Montessori teacher, VP of the West Van Teachers Association. Interested in all things education. Ex #highered guy. RT, Like ≠ agree.

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Setup/planning: About 24hrs now that I've taught the same grade for a few years. Paid time: between 0 and 8hrs depending on how you count it.
Honest question: How many hours does it take to set up your classroom and make your first week of lesson plans? AND how much paid work time are you actually given to do this by your district? #teacher #teachertwitter #teaching #teachersoftwitter
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The #HousingCrisis also impacts #bced. Districts that covered funding shortfalls w/ international students are feeling the pinch. Fewer homestay placements available partly because #covid risks make hosting students less attractive. ⬇️ revenues = ⬇️ $ for schools.
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The intersecting crises make all manner of systems that once worked reasonably, break. We can't ignore this and it means we need to be less married to the 'nice to have' things we often see folks fighting to keep at municipal council meetings.
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"In today’s highly charged world, that is a dangerous game. Leadership should be about easing people’s rage, not feeding it – especially since one day, it could well come at a horrible cost." @garymasonglobe theglobeandmail.com/opinion/…
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Stephen Price 🇺🇦 retweeted
Gary Mason has all of a columnist's finest tools. The most important one is courage. Very few in this country have the guts to speak the truth about Pierre Poilievre. Mason lays it out in his latest @globeandmail column, which has a made him a target for acidic abusive vitriol.
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True story. Feeding rage might win you elections, but it comes at the risk of losing the cohesion of democracy and the disintegration of civil society.
To everyone practicing politics in Canada: Gary Mason is saying something that has always been and always will be true. You make a choice every day to (a) Ease the People's Rage (b) Feed the Rage. Every voter also has a choice - to reward or punish the Feeders.
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West Vancouver Fire Fighters Union support Blue Bus workers on their job action. Thank you WVFFU. #WestVan #NorthVan @VanVoices @NorthShoreNews @MrPriceBC @BillTieleman @billgood_news @GlobalBC @rankandfileca @atu_canada @ATUComm @CityNewsVAN @JanetBrown980
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Hopefully a fair settlement comes soon for @ATU_134. Many workers in #WestVan schools rely on the blue busses to get to work. Many before and after school care staff too.
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A good event for #WestVan & #NorthVan kids, youth and parents who are keen to find solutions to the #ClimateCrisis to check out. Especially grade 5/6 kids as #bced teaches government & climate in those grades. Info here, registration link below: facebook.com/events/52654335…
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My son (10) is passionate about #ClimateAction & other #environment policies/issues. He doesn't feel confident going to events for adults. Understandable. Who wants to be the only kid in the room? So, its great that @PatrickBWeiler's Youth Council is organizing this.
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Stephen Price 🇺🇦 retweeted
While out running this morning, I encountered a man who was about to jump off a bridge near Rock Creek Park to take their own life Fortunately, I'm trained in suicide intervention and this person is much better now. But I want to share some of our conversation ⤵️
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Being kind doesn't mean being passive. We can debate, advocate, and make our case for the future we want to see without resorting to name-calling. That said, IMO, being kind means taking into account more than your personal interest when you step up to a mic to make your case.
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#bced smile of the day 😀
(1) When you are younger, you just need someone to believe in your potential. For me, it was this man right here. My Grade 3 principal, Mr. John Rogers. Moving to a new country was hard in itself. Being bullied for my Indian accent at that time, the food that I ate...
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Another good thread for #bced on the current state of science for #COVID
‘…viral shedding into exhaled breath aerosol was significantly greater during infections with Alpha, Delta, and Omicron than with ancestral strains…The variants independently evolved a high viral aerosol shedding phenotype, demonstrating convergent evolution.’
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‘…viral shedding into exhaled breath aerosol was significantly greater during infections with Alpha, Delta, and Omicron than with ancestral strains…The variants independently evolved a high viral aerosol shedding phenotype, demonstrating convergent evolution.’
Get your popcorn ready. Here’s a pre-print of our latest data on SARS-CoV-2 aerosol shedding. 🧵 medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/…
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I spent 20 min listening to a patient vent to me about how the healthcare system has failed him. His specialist can't see him for 2 months, his GP has retired and he can't find a new one, and he can't afford his meds. He was told to go the ER by Telehealth for his elevated BP.
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B.C. has 4,265 unfilled nursing jobs — it’s one reason why ERs are closing Nurses have been working short staffed and full tilt well before the pandemic. These days? The sweat and tears are more often literal than figurative. Not safe. Not sustainable 😓 apple.news/AZZu42j_YQQGFiiYg…
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Stephen Price 🇺🇦 retweeted
I am reading a 1952 book called "They Went to College", which reports o. The results of a survey of 9000 American university graduates undertaken in the late 1947. It's wild. Check out some of the data.
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