SOGI – Building Understanding, Acceptance and a Sense of Belonging

I Remember the Day my Best Friend ‘came out’ to Me

I think it was in 1985 — I can’t be sure though — it was a really long time ago.  We had been friends for quite awhile — since high school.  I had been to his home many times and he to mine.  We traveled on high school trips together.  We played Friday night pick-up hockey at 11:30 pm.  I had been to his family ranch outside of Calgary a number of times.  We did lots of stuff together.  Great friendship.

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Brain Research – How It’s Revolutionizing Learning

I’m a Bit of a Science Geek

My children might argue that it’s more than a “bit”.  I really love how science consistently works to validate ideas and increase our understanding of the world.  And I love how it actually creates more questions than it answers — Science is a never-ending series of inquiries that delve deeper and deeper into areas of discovery.

Here’s a sprinkling of my passion for Science:

  • My first degree was in Zoology;
  • I was a Chemistry, Science and Math teacher;
  • I enjoy reading all kinds of science articles and watching YouTube clips from people like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson;
  • The study of brain biology and how it relates to learning fascinates me;

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The Great BC Education Change

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Public schools have been around since the mid 1800’s in our province.   They have been a critical part of our societal fabric for a very long time.  We knew that a strong public education system was critical to the health and success of our province.  I found out some time ago with intrigue that Saanich was actually one of the first established school districts in the province. How cool is that?  We were a trend setter here on the peninsula!

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