Monthly Archives: March 2012

There is more than one way to skin a cat….Equity in reading instruction

The adage goes: “there is more than one way to skin a cat”. I am going to put a different spin on it. “There is more than one our public school system promotes inequity in education.” Today, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Challenge: Your Government gives you 1 hour to answer the question of how to make education more Equitable…What do you say?

Originally posted on Personalizing Learning:
A couple of weeks ago, I was inside the “big black box” also known as the British Columbia Ministry of Education.  If you know that I am a teacher from Surrey, B.C. you might jump…

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Allergies and testing culture a despicable crime against our children

  The doctor told me not to take “Allegra” anymore because my body is not reacting to it; it has become immune to it. Maybe this is what is happening in schools around the country with this “testing business”. Maybe … Continue reading

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Pray for justice, do not give up!

 Psalm 58- A cry against injustice (From The Message) (This is what I pray when the pain and suffering in our public schools overwhelm me. It is hard to wait patiently to see justice done.) Lord increase my faith! 1 … Continue reading

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A response to Cheryl Leffler

Cheryl wrote this comment last week: ” I was just discussing an aspect of this with a colleague the other day. The subject at hand was a limited English student whose parents had no apparent interest in academic pursuits for their … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule: Equity from a different angle

Brace yourselves! This is going to be a little hard to chew. Yesterday, I was thinking of a book I read many years ago; “If you don’t feed the teachers they eat the students” Connors (2000) Incentive Publications.  The book is … Continue reading

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Is homework promoting inequity in education?

The lack of equity in education  is a huge issue. I cannot tackle it by myself.  I need your help. Today, I’d like to know your opinion about homework and the place it has in this continuum of equity in … Continue reading

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