Tag Archives: Maureen Dockendorf

lean into literacy

In honour of this year’s winner of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award, BC’s Superintendent of Reading, Maureen Dockendorf, and I travelled this week to Powell River Public Library. Powell River Public Library has been described as “the little … Continue reading

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partners in reading

It’s been thrilling for me to be part of the Changing Results for Young Readers (CR4YR) initiative, a network of educators with a shared goal of improving life chances for children. CR4YR is making a big difference – not only … Continue reading

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it takes a network

Is there anything more inspiring and mutually supportive than a healthy human network? In the past week, I’ve been embraced by a couple of strong and effective networks, the Aboriginal Enhancement School Network and the initiative known as Changing Results for Young Readers. … Continue reading

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pick a book, any book

Harry by the Sea, by Gene Zion, was the very first book I ever borrowed from a library. I remember watching the librarian type my name on the library card, and then telling me I could pick out any book … Continue reading

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Changing Results for Young Readers

At the end of August, I had the privilege of attending the Changing Results for Young Readers Symposium to learn more about the new focus on early reading. As you likely know, the ministry has dedicated $10.7M in increased funding … Continue reading

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