On the 101st Annual Representative Assembly (#ARA2018)
Nicole FrenchGillies @nfrenchgillies
As a smaller local who has a small budget to work with, thank you to the assembly for supporting those teachers going to Summer Conference and encouraging more engagement of teachers with children.
Timberline Local @TimberlineLocal
The oldest female pensioner is 108 years young, retired in 1974 and has received a pension for 44 years!
Jason Schilling @schill_dawg
Thrilled to have Canadian Mental Health Association receive the public education award today at #ARA2018. Mental health needs affect and touch every classroom in our province.
Stephani Clements @stephaniteacher
Impressed with the quality and tone of debate. It’s important to listen to different perspectives from around the province.
On former president Carol Henderson receiving honorary ATA membership
Well-deserved! I could always count on good advice from Carol when I taught for a couple of years at the same school that she did.
On Dennis Theobald’s Q&A
addressing the United Conservative Party’s resolution to split the ATA
(ATA News, May 15)
B.C.’s is separate and it’s terrible. I hope this never happens to the ATA. I couldn’t agree more with the article’s statement: "Alberta’s students continue to benefit from one of the highest-performing education systems in the world."
Personally, I think the union may be much more effective if split from the professional organization. It certainly hasn't been as effective as much more active unions, like nurses.