Firstly, thank you for being here. I have appreciated all the responses to my writing since I started this blog in April 2014 at a time when the relationship between public school teachers and the provincial government in British Columbia was quite fractured.
Between then and May 2017, my writing focus was mainly on concerns about public education in our province although I occasionally explored ideas about the education project itself.
Now that we have a new government, one that does not see public education as a burden on the public purse, I intend to focus a bit more on the “life” part of the “essays on education and on life” in the sub-title for this blog. I’m doing so because I am not only a teacher.
I am also a daughter of a mother who has dementia.
I am someone who lives in co-housing, continually learning what it means to live in community.
I am also quite concerned about climate change and the kind of future we are creating for our children.
And in all these spaces in my life, there are ideas to explore. I’d like to do that more.
But, I will also continue to use writing to untangle the questions that come with being a teacher of teens from whom I learn so much.
I hope you continue to read what I write because without your presence all this will be an empty echo.