Don’t have much time? Try this.

Posted by Celia Brogan We’re all so busy. We are passionate educators and want the best learning experiences for our students and there are always so many things we want to plan for them, and learn for ourselves. Finding new local texts to offer our students is something that can take a bit of time […]

Journey to Cowichan’s Past

posted by Celia Brogan Students at times have trouble identifying with historical events, especially when those events occurred to a cultural group other than the one(s) with which they are familiar. One way to assist students to identify and begin to understand the emotional and social costs of past injustices is historical fiction. There is […]

Place-Making with Poetry

Posted by Celia Brogan We are halfway through Poetry Month! In a change from last year, this April we are focusing on specifically BC literatures in support of the ABPBC’s Read Local BC campaign but luckily, when we look around poetry features prominently in the local cannon. Today I would like to continue a thread […]

We live among layers upon layers of story

Posted by Celia Brogan “Anyone can lead a walk because everyone is an expert on the places they live, work, and play.” Have you heard of Jane’s Walks? Inspired by the work of Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are neighbourhood walking tours, led by a member of the community. The tour routes and content are as […]

Homegrown, and still growing

Posted by Celia Brogan What writing is more homegrown BC writing than that of our students? The BCTELA Student Writing Contest is more than a great way for students to give their writing a broader audience, the published pieces,┬áVoices Visible, is also a useful resource to show our students what their peers are writing. BCTELA […]

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