Monthly Archives: October 2016

The BC Teachers’ Federation’s 33 Provincial Specialist Associations give teachers a community to exchange ideas on research, teaching strategies, curriculum development, and other shared goals.
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BCTF members take the lead with professional development conferences

On October 21, 2016, The BC Teachers’ Federation’s 33 Provincial Specialist Associations (PSAs) hosted a wide range of excellent professional development conferences in communities across BC. These conferences are part of the BCTF’s ongoing commitment to enriching teacher-led professional development and lifelong learning. Every year, the PSA conferences bring teachers together to collaborate, learn, and improve…

Accepting “they” as a singular pronoun: Writing gender-neutral report cards
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Accepting “they” as a singular pronoun: Writing gender-neutral report cards

The ever-expanding knowledge of gender fluidity has resulted in more and more students feeling comfortable understanding their gender identity. With this evolution, teachers are looking to explore different ways they can give constructive feedback without using gendered pronouns on report cards. This practice allows students and teachers to work together and not feel anxious about…

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