Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ordering Books for MLAs

As noted in the previous blog, we had gone to the Legislature on October 26. We were able to ensure reading took place, as you can see from the photo of TLs Mark and Cheriee "caught reading" at 11:15 am in the Legislative Library. Now how's that for a celebration!
And while we were there in the Legislative Library, we took the liberty of asking the librarian to order a copy of Andy Hargreaves' and Dennis Shirley's The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change. Dr Hargreaves is working with the Coquitlam School District and spoke to teacher-delegates at the BCTF Summer conference in August this year. He offers a path our of the polarization, distractions, short-term targets, data and overwhelming demands, and other features that characterize the off-track "third way." Hargreaves writes, "It's time to bring the magic and wonder back into teaching ... to recover the missionary spirit and deep moral purpose of engaging and inspiring all our students ... to transform our society and our schools."
But if there's no reading and no note-taking, even Hargreaves and Shirley would fall on "deaf" eyes.

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