Why do school boards abd teachers reject any accountability and transparency?...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
We need accountability and transparency and reports from school boards as to how much the teachers are actually teaching!! At the elementary level, how many hrs of live video? How many hrs of recorded video? How many hrs on phone with parents or students? https://www.educationnext.org/usin... .. read more..
Syncronous Teaching, Teachers unions and being woke. #onted #onpoli #ottnews ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Even the Toronto Star has turned against the ridiculous teachers unions!! 1) article by 2 Penn. teachers against their union: https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/19/behind-the-scenes-teachers-unions-attempt-to-make-online-crisis-schooling-worse/ 2) Torstar editorial https://www.thestar.com/amp/opin... .. read more..
Why no education innovation during #Covid19ontario? #onted #onpoli #ottnews #...
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
There are 200000 education workers in Ontario costing taxpayers $5B over the 3 months of closure. Have you heard of anything more than links and worksheets being sent out along with a weekly fun get together video call? In contrast, see what Australia and UK are doing: Small group of teach... .. read more..
No video instruction at Ontario schools. #ottnews #ocsb #ocdsb #onted #onpoli...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
but there are tons of elementary OCSB teachers using google-meet for chit chats and “show and tell”, just not actual math lessons https://twitter.com/MrsHamiltonOCSB/status/1255246005974503425 https://issuu.com/oecta/docs/ct_apronline_reduced/16 parents are not happy. See below https:... .. read more..
Are parents happy with #covid19ontario Learn at home? Nope!! #onted #ocsb #tc...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
why are we spending $5B on wages from April to June for 200000 ed workers if they wont even give a video class?? https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9952432-durham-parents-ask-why-teachers-aren-t-doing-live-online-classes/#.XqB9ZDc7K34.twitter https://catholicintelligenceblog.wordpress.com/20... .. read more..
Teachers unions selectively concerned about privacy rights. #ocsb #oecta #ont...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
It is amazing how teachers unions and school boards showed NO concern about how gsuite google non core services could be violating privacy rights of students (gsuite made their easier), but now the teachers unions are HUGELY concerned about privacy issues with google video hangouts and google cla... .. read more..
#OECTA bans live video teaching (with lame excuses). #ottnews #onted #ocsb #t...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
April 15 Hour 1. From 11mins onward. Oecta Prez Liz Stuart https://www.1310news.com/audio/the-rob-snow-show/ To followup from the last 2 days’ posts on the $5B being spent for wages, today we get confirmation the UNION has said no live video teaching permitted Why is the union even s... .. read more..
What is truth about video teaching during #Covid19ontario pandemic? #ottnews ...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Very good article by top notch education reporter Jacquie Miller https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/am-i-on-mute-how-classroom-video-conferences-are-succeeding-and-failing-in-ontario/wcm/63b5a0a7-25ce-47c1-a685-8f39c2f27972/ Time for some honest STRAIGHTFORWARD answers from school b... .. read more..
Billions spent for weblinks and worksheets. #oecta and #osstf allow NO “live ...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Here is a publicly funded charter school system in NYC – a city devastated by Covid19. Their students are 93 percent of color, and 78 percent from low-income households https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/every-minute-counts-inside-success-academys-virtual-schools For grade 4 a... .. read more..
Are #OCSB teachers really ready to e-teach? #onted #oecta
Saturday, April 4, 2020
In the last 2 weeks, there were lots of cute photos and videos telling kids that teachers miss them. Also tons of tweets on teacher self-care. OCSB has 4000 employees and costs taxpayers over $10M/week (over 80% of that is wages). Let’s see how many views teachers did of their own Learning ... .. read more..
Education funding during #covid19ontario closure #pcpo #onted #onpoli
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Update: cbc reports that bus contracts are paid regardless of whether buses run and drivers get paid 75%. Bus companies do have fixed expenses but the contracts should be reduced by 33% by emergency order. Therefore $100M savings School boards will spend over $5B over next 3 months in labour cost... .. read more..
Teachers criticized for using elearning for 2 weeks after march break! #onted...
Saturday, March 14, 2020
supposed to wait for union direction don’t want it to be success – bad for negotiations with govt!!! “it’s for the kids”?? See twitter stream (may be deleted later). Doug Little – teacher active at OSSTF HQ over last 6 years. True enough but it gives par... .. read more..
#Catholic prep for #COVID19. Praying, Social Distancing, Flattening Curve, Wo...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Calm Preparation is not panicking. Calm arranging is not “fear” – it helps you help others. Prudence is not fear. Things could decline rapidly in about 2 to 3 weeks (ie. after March break). It really depends on how much “social distancing” North Americans pract... .. read more..
Parent support for teacher strike plummets. Will plummet more with #covid19ca...
Saturday, March 7, 2020
The major poll by the Toronto Star shows people want teachers to accept the 1%/23 offer. Columnist Martin Regg Cohen also says this. Teachers are furious and are attacking the Star and parents on twitter. They don’t want to believe the poll because Nick Kouvalis did it but the Star paid for... .. read more..
Are #Ontario school boards doing a poor job planning for #COVID19Canada elear...
Friday, March 6, 2020
US School boards are doing a MUCH better job. Look at the good work in Seattle: https://www.nsd.org/blog/~board/superintendent-blog/post/letter-to-families-all-schools-closed-march-5 https://www.nsd.org/northshorelearns/students https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1583458469/nsdorg/ne0... .. read more..