Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Since February 2021, eNews has shared book titles, articles, videos and podcasts to encourage continuing the work of anti-racism and equity, and to help deepen our understanding of the history of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and marginalized communities in Canada. 

We would love to hear if you have found this column helpful, or if there are other ways that you would like to see BCPVPA share resources. Contact Sandra Murphy

Article: CBC
Grade 6 class's 'equity backpack' project expands to 70 schools in B.C. and Alberta
by Isabelle Raghem
You may have heard of this project already, or maybe your school has even participated! Read about how one classroom in Abbotsford BC learned about equity and inclusion through collaboration, creativity, and art. Students made their own backpacks out of cardboard where they stored all their learning materials and art projects that related to anti-racism.

Podcast: Crip Times
The Syrus Marcus Ware Episode
hosted by Yousef Kadoura, Kayla Besse, and Kristina McMullin
This first-ever episode of the Crip Times podcast is a discussion with hosts and artist, activist, and academic, Syrus Marcus Ware. Their conversation addresses social justice and abolition in the context of the global pandemic. They discuss the role of Deaf, Mad, and Disabled folks in activism – how these groups need to have their perspective heard for inclusive community building. They speak about intergenerational movement building, the role of children in activism, and the reimagination of our collective future. 

BCPVPA PLD Readers Corner

Every 2 weeks, your PLD Directors will upload pertinent articles, blog post, or podcast on BetterEducate and in the new Member Portal for your quick learning opportunity.  Enjoy!

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider reviews the Government’s dance routine during its announcement of the mask mandate for K-12, speculating about what it was trying to do (or avoid doing).

Read the latest blogpost here

Charles Ungerleider is a Professor Emeritus of Education at The University of British Columbia and Managing Partner at Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the OpED articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy, or position of the BCPVPA.

Starting with Wellness

Read Jack's Blog Post

Jack MacNeill offers some guiding tips to start this school year off with wellness at the forefront of your practice. Ensuring that you are functioning at your highest capacity means that you are managing and maintaining self-care. 

Jack MacNeill is a registered clinical counselor and organizational counselor who has worked in the education sector, specifically with teachers and school leaders, for more than 25 years. He is the founder and president of humanworks consulting group inc. Jack’s column appears in eNews the first Friday of each month.

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