Kristina Campbell

Vancouver writer and former public school educator Kristina Campbell highlights educational topics with stories from inside and outside the classroom.

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Fine arts education can begin in preschool

Preschool teacher Kathleen McMillan explains how she gets 4-year-olds hooked on art.

Kids learn through visual art, says illustrator Rebekah Plett

"There's a point to which all children love art and they will do art unabashedly," says Plett. "But after a point, I think they learn not to do it, or they think they're not good at it."

Why should teachers embrace internet technologies?

"We can choose to sit back and wish it would all just go away," says educator Kelly Walsh, "...or we can choose to embrace it, and look for simple ways to learn more about it."

Public Lecture: Should we evaluate teachers based on their students' performance?

Are students' test scores a suitable way for measuring the effectiveness of their teachers? Everyone is invited to hear Dr. Jesse Rothstein discuss this issue in his public lecture, "Reforming...

To advance aboriginal education, first develop understanding among teachers

Professor says good initiatives are underway, but progress depends on teacher education

Cage match: Full day kindergarten versus the alternative

Full day kindergarten goes head to head with the alternative: half a day spent with parents or in daycare.

Melanie Preston Connects With Role in Metro Theatre's Brighton Beach Memoirs

The odds were against Melanie Preston being cast as Blanche in the Metro Theatre show, Brighton Beach Memoirs.

Teachers gear up for full day kindergarten

The theme of full day kindergarten: more play, fewer worksheets...

Hearing loss: a growing teen affliction

As if parents don't already have enough reasons to worry about their teens, a recent study has found that one adolescent problem is growing at an alarming rate: hearing loss.

'Don't ban sign language' says Deaf community at Vancouver Congress

Thunderous applause greeted a history-making statement that officially rejected the of sign languages being banned from educational programs for deaf students