Read with us!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to join the BCTELA summer book club, don’t worry: you still can! The coordinated date has been extended to July 6th. This year we are reading about theories of Place-Based education. As this topic is still emerging as a area of study, we will be reading four articles […]

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 […]

Myth, Madness and a Tale of a Golden Spruce

posted by Celia Brogan The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed  by John Vaillant. I love this book. The prose are poetic to the extent that I have used passages as prompts in an art class. The story opens with a mystery and proceeds to weave together strands of natural history, […]

Getting to know BC through Farm and Food Lit

posted by Celia Brogan I realized a few years ago that I like what I have decided to call “Farm Literature.” There may be an industry name for this but I’m happy with mine. Farm Lit is, for me, a book about someone’s experience living on a farm–hobby or sustenance–or other intimate experience with the […]

Poetry Month: day 14

Happy Earth Day! I taught again today the lesson I described on day 10. It was another group of 6/7s and I used the same poems from Joyful Voices for them to practice and present.  One difference was that I didn’t use the Shane Koyczan “To This Day” as the introduction.  I found that, while […]

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