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This new book is a great resource for parents and teachers who are either new to the K-12 system in BC or who have felt alienated from schools because they don't understand how they do things now (as opposed to "when I went to school") or have had their own unfavourable experiences with the school system.
The authors are all experienced administrators in BC schools (while I know them, my recommendation is based on the preview chapters I read). They are available for presentations to Parent Advisory Committees or other interested groups (contact them via the website). The public is also invited to the book launch, September 11, 2015 at
What Every Parent and Educator Needs to Know
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This new book is a great resource for parents and (student) teachers who are either new to the K-12 system in BC or who have felt alienated from schools because they don't understand how they do things now (as opposed to "when I went to school") or have had their own unfavourable experiences with the school system. It would also be a good addition to professional library collections and teacher education cohorts.
The authors are all experienced administrators in BC schools (while I know them, my recommendation is based on the preview chapters I read). They are available for presentations to Parent Advisory Committees or other interested groups (contact them via the website). The public is also invited to the book launch, September 11, 2015 (details on the website).
There may be overlap between fans of science fiction and readers of graphic novels, but when we think of comics, even those of us who know better tend to think of superheroes first. And superheroes form brilliant genre with loads of storytelling potential—but they're not nearly the end of what
Books written, illustrated, and/or translated by Canadians, about Canadians, and/or set in Canada which include LGTBQ themes. A book's inclusion here is NOT a guarantee of quality or appropriateness for your library's particular readership. Build your collection as you deem appropriate BUT ensure that any LGTBQ resources you acquire will be readily accessible to LGTBQ readers and others through clear cataloguing/tagging and accessible shelving. Pairs with http://bitly.com/1M10z5m
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I created this board for a project in my M.Ed. program (LIS 516) at the University of Alberta. Finding titles that are LGBTQ AND Canadian is a very difficult process. If you want to collaborate on the board, please PM me on Pinterest.
Bell Media president Mary Ann Turcke sparked an uproar last week when she told a telecom conference that Canadians who use virtual private networks (VPNs) to access the U.S. version of Netflix are stealing. Turcke is not the first Canadian broadcast executive to raise the issue - her predecessor Kevin Crull and Rogers executive David Purdy expressed similar frustration with VPN use earlier this year - but her characterization of paying customers as thieves was bound to garner attention.
Monday was historic. Not just because Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself for the first time on the cover of Vanity Fair — though her reveal is the cause of it — but because it mainstreamed the conversation about the way our world views the glorious spectrum of variety within it. It also highlighted an issue our society has with the way we discuss issues that affect both trans* people and women in general. Namely: looks! First thing's first: never seen the asterisk at the end of the word "trans*" be
Advice is available everywhere you look, and some of it is very good. Still, with everything you have to do right now, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all. And the fact is, a lot of those tips won’t work very well if you fail to follow this one essential rule. [...]
Building a Rainbow Collection of LGBTQ Canadian Children's Literature By Jennifer Cowley A virtual seminar prepared for LIS 516 (Su15) at the University of Alberta, Masters of Education in Teacher-Librarianship Program
Jennifer Cowley's insight:
I created this presentation for a project in my M.Ed. program (LIS 516 Canadian Children's Literature) at the University of Alberta. It includes links to other reference lists and the Pinterest board created to accompany the project.
As we are all patting ourselves on the back about how cheerful the media has been about Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition, pay attention to this: no one does anything about the gender-shaming of female athletes. In fact, it is often promoted by the sports establishment in articles like Ben Rothenberg’s. So it is no wonder that nearly all the lesbians on the women’s tennis tour, and many other lesbian and trans athletes, stay in the closet at a moment when lesser folk with lots of social and economic privilege can be as out as the please.
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"Bill C-51 does not even provide the measure of oversight that other countries with comparable spy laws have," Margaret Atwood, told the National Observer in an emailed response to a request for her opinion about the proposed legislation.
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