No Zero policy is controversial and this hashes out the + / -
Navigating relationships with students.
Another Monday, another school day. And for far too many First Nations kids another challenge. Shannen Koostachin was 13 years old when she made a plea for greater opportunities for Aboriginal students. She would die in a car crash two years later. But her desire for an education lives on in many Aboriginal kids who are beating the odds. Today, ahead of meetings with the Prime Ministers and First Nations leaders, we'll hear from Aboriginal teachers, students and from Metis Senator Gerry St. Germaine on what all politicians need to learn about educating Aboriginal kids.
One of many initiatives, along with the program Blackstone on APTN and http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/8thfire/
Alfie Kohn presents a letter from a parent opting her child from homework for the year. Do you agree?
A really "new" take on the label "cyber" bully. Is this a thing that will even become more common?
Do you agree salary should be part of how we reward teachers (and not just years of experience and academic qualifications)?
Seymour Elementary teacher Carrie Gelson talks about the effects of childhood poverty.
Can. Teacher's Fed. overview of poverty and education
See this N.Y. times articles "Go East". http://nyti.ms/AyVLLX
A great report outlining a lot of how teens use social media and how they "feel" about it.
Important info. about cyberbullying
students talk about problems with mental illness, gender issues.
What do you think we can do better - so hate of gay students is minimized?
Do you think this is a good idea? Programs like boxing, taekwondo, UFC to instill discipline and self worth in students?
Do you agree with the Toronto school board? Should we protect students so much? Where is the line? what about the legal consequences, the liabilities of teachers in the classroom?