Steve Borley has been teaching since 1990. Educated in public schools in Manitoba, Steve received his teaching credentials through Trinity Western and Simon Fraser University before teaching in Christian schools from 1990 to 2001. A one-year hiatus from teaching to homestead on Vancouver Island turned into 2 years off (building a home and clearing fields takes longer than he thought) before Steve re-entered the educational world with Traditional Learning Academy in 2003. Steve believes there is a connection between our heads and our hands and that knowledge should not belong to just one of these two realms. Knowledge should include the theoretical and the practical and people are wise to have more than one skill set they can fall back on to support themselves and others just as the Apostle Paul was a tentmaker.
Steve will be bringing us three workshops:
Winning Over the Reluctant Learner Using the Power of the New BC Curriculum
somewhere between learning to crawl and walk and learning to factor polynomials or write an essay, my child’s passion to learn cooled off. How does the new curriculum help parents and teachers to rekindle the joy of learning (or at least a degree of willingness to learn) in young people? And what are some tips and tricks parents and teachers can use to woo the reluctant learner?
Why Grammar, Why Spelling, Why Rote Memorization?
With all this talk of modernizing education and the use of technology and the Internet to fix writer’s mistakes or convey information instantly, why should parents and teachers still be teaching, using, and expecting such things as correct grammar, correct spelling, and rote memorization?
How Weird Can School Get? A flexible provincial curriculum is a good thing, right!?
If DL funds can be used to provide resources and services for learning opportunities to fulfill learning standards (curricular competency and content), what learning can be included in a student’s learning plan?