My first summer "off"; I can see why many of my colleagues choose not to "work" in the summer. Finally, time to truly unwind & recharge for the next year. And, oh, the professional reading I could get done if I weren't committing most of my reading time this summer to studying for my PPL! I might just have to make this a yearly habit.
For those who may have been exposed to our Education Minister's latest nonsense, I would encourage you to consider another perspective.
Although Broten seems to enjoy accusing public educators of threatening to strike over wage freezes, she fails to provide the actual facts. No teacher I have spoken to is opposed to a temporary wage freeze during difficult economic times, nor is anyone interested in beginning the school year with a strike. On the other hand, my colleagues and I will not accept strips to our benefits that our predecessors fought long and hard for, not will we stand down while the government imposes changes to our working conditions that will negatively affect students in classrooms.
If you are not a teacher, I encourage you to chat with one to get more information about what's really going on. The media tends to share limited information, and our education minister's misleading press-releases and interviews are not helping!
After writing for several teacher and multiple birth publications, including ETFO's Voice Magazine, Multiple Moments, and the Bulletwin, Vera turned her written attention to prolific blogging for some years, including BiB, "Learn to Fly with Vera!" and SMARTbansho . Homeschooling 4 was her travel blog in Argentina. She now spends more time on her Instagram (@schalgzeug_usw) than her blog (pictures are worth a thousand words?!) Contact Vera by clicking the photo above.
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