Friday Flash Fics — Lost

This week's Friday Flash Fics struck me as exactly the kind of guy I pictured as Luke, from 'The Psychometry of Snow' (one of the stories in Of Echoes Born). So I rolled with that. The mountains in the background made me think of B.C. again, where Luke likes to visit between his other work, … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Lost


Friday Flash Fics — Message

Today's  Friday Flash Fics picture seemed straightforward enough until I noticed the little dark line that could have been a burned edge to the paper, and then the lighting on the whole thing struck me, and today's story happened. Message I can’t live like this. He can’t ask me to live like this. I won’t … Continue reading Friday Flash Fics — Message

Musings on what a forced return to an old curriculum means for teachers

Because it matters.

Creating Consent Culture

If you live in Ontario, you have probably heard by now that the provincial government announced a litany of education-related edicts yesterday. Among them was a warning to teachers: “We will not tolerate anybody using our children as pawns for grandstanding and political games. And, make no mistake, if we find somebody failing to do their job, we will act.”

Yesterday, I went on a Twitter spree, live-tweeting an analysis of the re-issued 2010 curriculum document for grades 1 to 8 (Notably, they haven’t replaced the document for grades 9-12). My tweet thread is here, if you want to wade through it, but I warn you, it’s pretty excessive. I’m going to try to break it down to a much more manageable piece of writing as a way to support teachers on the ground, afraid of what all this means.


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