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In a blog post the options are endless. You can share an article, someone else’s blog post or related posts/authors, or a photo or a video. You can also add your own thoughts, reflections, or opinions on any of the above. Readers can then add their own thoughts (you can choose in your settings who can view your blog and you can moderate comments). Stretch your thinking and share! You can share the link to your blog on other social media platforms if you wish.
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For a great sample blog, check out the one Sheila has posted: http://discuss.peopleforeducation.ca/profiles/blogs/the-trust-factor-in-schools
Once again, cross-posting/re-blogging from my own blog to one on this site.....
School contexts and education systems can be complex and can strain the relationships of all stakeholders in education, even with the students and families they are meant to help and serve. It can be easy to accept that “it is what it is”, depending on one’s own context. It could also be accepted that there just isn’t enough time to really nurture and sustain the dialogue and trust…Continue
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People for Education has released a report on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education in provincially funded schools. The findings show three gaps:
I'm wondering how many parents have children on IEPs who aren't considered "exceptional" under the strictest definition in the guidelines. My son is reading below Grade level in grade 3, has some attention and organization issues and is behind in…Continue
Some boards are struggling with the popularity of their French Immersion programs.More parents want in, but when boards respond to the demand by creating single-track French Immersion schools, parents of English-track students feel their children…Continue
I want to start a discussion, not about the state of education in Aboriginal schools, but about what we are all taught about the place of Aboriginals - our First Nations - in Ontario and Canada. Since the introductory article in this category…Continue
Over the past two decades, most of our education systems have focused on success in two important areas — literacy and numeracy. These academic goals are indisputably important. But the intense focus on these particular goals is overshadowing other…Continue
Anelia is the co-chair of the Near North District School Board Parent Involvement Committee, school council chair at Parry Sound High School and a school council member at the elementary school. The mother of four children, Anelia has been actively involved at her Board, attending board and committee meetings, giving parent input on current Education issues. Anelia is a member of the People for Education Network, and you’ll often find her giving a warm welcome to new community members. Follow her on Twitter at @aneliacoppes.
Annie is the Executive Director of People for Education. The mother of two daughters, Annie has worked for the last 16 years to keep public education in the public eye. She attended 12 schools between kindergarten and grade 12, which may have been how she acquired her passion for public education. Annie is the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy work. She has spoken at conferences across the country and is regularly quoted in the media as an expert on education issues. Follow her on Twitter at @anniekidder.
Our northernmost moderator, Sheila is a member of the Lakehead District School Board Parent Involvement Committee and the People for Education Network. She is a mother of two daughters and works part-time as a literacy/ESL teacher supporting adult newcomers. Sheila is committed to connecting and collaborating with all education stakeholders in support of student learning. Sheila enjoys connecting other parents and educators in conversations, and can regularly be found tweeting education gems from different corners of the world. Follow her on Twitter at @sheilaspeaking.
Jacqui is the Director of Outreach and Parent Support at People for Education and school council chair at her high school. The mother of two boys, Jacqui loves to connect with parents. At P4E, she helps to develop parent tip sheets, coordinates the People for Education Network, provides parent support, and runs workshops to help engage parents in their children’s education. When she’s not doing that, she’s either tatting or trying to keep up with Sheila on Twitter. Follow her on Twitter at @jacquistrachan.