Helping teachers take a step to retire

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A temporary principal encouraged a teacher to explore retirement options. The nudge made all the difference. She discovered new options and decided to retire promptly.

Improv in the woodwork class with blind students

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Concrete role for improv theatre in the classroom. In any given day things don’t go according to plan. In this case, the principal asked him to teach a wood work shop with students with a special need….

The Continuation High School

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A smaller school for students who are severely deficient in skills or credits towards graduation. This administrator was impressed with their commitment for a better life. These students were sometimes the first to graduate from highschool in their entire family.

The Bristol Girls… school chums for life

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They met early in their school life…and got together each year for an adventure…

Substitute teaching…. getting their attention

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A first year teacher shows one of the reasons he’s a successful substitute teacher.

Composter Pilot project

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A pilot project in Oak Bay that will convert kitchen scraps into soil in 5- 7 weeks. The pilot has begun with 50 Oak Bay residences receiving units by the end of August . Each resident receives their composter and

Cadboro Bay… feeding us positive news

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A small town in Germany is showing great leadership in alternate energy creation and use.

A child found … after 25 years

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When she gave her child at birth hospital staff never told her if it was boy or a girl.. About 25 years later she found her daughter.

Hunting for treasure on local beaches

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When I saw a fellow with a metal detector on the Beach, I thought I’d explore a bit of his story… of discovery and history. Storms help stir up the landscape…. and open up possibilities.

Knowing who we are… a classroom moment.

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A student comes out with being ‘bisexual’ in the middle of a grade 8 math class. He gets immediate support for ‘knowing who he is’ from a classmate.