Entries by alph@b3t

The Mystery Teacher Who Gave Him Confidence

Was his extraordinary success based on a lie? Author Michael Lewis reports on the story of a highly accomplished professor and former Bosnian refugee, who has a confession. He tricked his high school teacher into believing in him, using a stolen library book and fumbling through an English translation. But the search for the retired […]

Nelson’s Vision

Over the years readers have enjoyed BCRTA member Nelson Winterburn’s extraordinary photography. We asked Nelson to tell us more about his journey with this craft. Tell us about life before your retired. I began teaching in 1968 and retired in 2002, 33 years of which were in District #48, Howe Sound Sea to Sky, Squamish […]

Gordon Smith Gallery Seeks Educators

Volunteer Opportunity: Gallery Attendant at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art is seeking friendly, passionate people to provide front line greeting to our patrons. Our volunteers create a welcoming environment, engage the public with art in meaningful ways, and oversee the safety of the exhibition. Applicants should […]

AGM 2018

2018 BCRTA Conference and AGM September 20 – September 22 Summary of Reports Now Available Please also note this updated information: BCRTA Positions for Election President – 1 year term 1st VP – 1 year term 2nd VP – 1 year term ACER-CART Rep – 2 year term 2 Directors (2 years) from outside the […]

Van Dusen Volunteer Opportunities

Education – School Program Leader School Program Leaders engage K-4 students in interactive outdoor field trips at the Garden. Leaders work with small groups of children during 90-minute programs in the fall and spring, rain or shine. New leaders receive hands-on training in September and March, plus ample time to shadow experienced leaders before taking their own groups. Responsibilities: […]

Connie Jervis – A Teacher’s Courage

Look for the remarkable story of Connie Jervis and the teachers of Langley in the upcoming Fall 2018 issue of PostScript Magazine. The BCRTA Heritage committee has been involved with the creation and placement of plaques to commemorate important moments in BC’s labour history. The story of 24 year-old Connie Jervis and her fellow teachers […]

Summer is Here

Why We Shouldn’t Retire From Our Mid-year Break Do you remember that feeling as the last week of the school year approached? You could almost smell and taste the offerings of a summer break! Do you remember that feeling of exhaustion as the countdown took place to have exams finished and marked, reports cards written, […]

Seeking Mentors En Francais

Intéressé(e) à partager votre expérience avec une jeune personne enseignant en F.I. ou ‘Core French’? Vous êtes à la retraite? Francophone? Ou vous maîtrisez le français? Alors ce projet est pour vous 😊   JUMELAGE ET MENTORAT INTERGÉNÉRATIONNEL ET INTERCULTUREL Il s’agit d’abord d’avoir du plaisir à partager son expérience : Ce programme consiste à jumeler […]

Stroke More Deadly for Women: HSF Report

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recently released a troubling report about women and stroke. In its 2018 stroke report, it says: One-third more women die of stroke than men in Canada. Women are 60% less likely to regain their independence and tend to have a lower quality of life after a stroke. They’re less likely […]

Finance Updates June 2018

Growing the membership base was the number one goal of the BCRTA this year. The Finance Committee has been monitoring the areas of our budget that are affected by membership growth. It is clear that through the one year free membership, the new website, the Johnsons’ Insurance plans and our retirement workshops, we are meeting […]