Day 43 (of 185) schools don’t exist in isolation
As the year keeps racing along, we can’t forget how we are not always insulated from the outside world.
In some cases it is good news (and good ideas) that influence our staff and students. Like WE Day: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/we-day-vancouver-inspires-students-to-change-the-world
Sometimes it is bad news and influences how we need to do our jobs. Like the tragedy at Abbotsford Secondary that could not have been predicted but nonetheless impacts us to wonder “what could be done different” http://globalnews.ca/news/3039459/two-people-injured-two-schools-locked-down-after-stabbing-incident-in-abbotsford/
Sometimes it’s things that don’t make sense but connects to our community because of common people we know…like in Kamloops http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/jennifer-gatey-hit-and-run-kamloops-search-for-pickup-truck-driver-1.3838931
And then there are the issues that we can better predict how they will influence our schools (and ourselves)
US election http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/06/politics/non-americans-guide-us-elections-trnd/index.html and the particular predictions people are making based on who might win
Remembrance Day legion.ca and our upcoming assembly the day before Remembrance Day. – a solemn yet very important assembly that I do try to connect through music (from our local piper to our grade 8 cadet who will be bugling to our choir, band and possible music video!)
BC Teachers & Supreme Court http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/supreme-court-to-hear-b-c-teachers-case-this-week because even though the Supreme Court takes up to 6 months to share its ruling, this one could be interesting….education is a provincial jurisdiction but does a federal ruling impact the one province….or all provinces….and if so, does that mean the Supreme Court makes its decision faster?
But more nerve wracking are the headlines that we don’t know will be written, but will influence what happens in our schools!