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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More on Full Day Kindergarten: Who and Where?

Children who reach their fifth birthday before December 31st, 2010 are now eligible to register for kindergarten in the Vancouver School District. Schools began taking applications on November 2nd...

More Time for Marbles

Beside the Marbleworks bin, two boys are struggling with their lopsided tower. As Dan holds it upright, Vince adds a long red plastic piece to the top before picking up a marble to test out the...

The ABC's of a Pro-D

One day last February, I found myself standing in front of an audience of 150, solemnly reciting a co-authored haiku poem about my brain. Four colleagues stood beside me in a row, waving their...

May the Volunteer Force Be With You

Thirty years ago, Tom Dyer let a girlfriend drag him to a play at the Metro Theatre. Since then, he hasn’t missed a single show. On the opening night of Arsenic and Old Lace, Dyer stands behind...

A Mandarin of Many Faces

Linda Stenberg (pictured here) and other parents want BC's public schools to offer children the chance to learn to speak Mandarin fluently. Will the system meet their needs?

Tales out of School

Sailing a 40-foot yacht in Mexico, cooking shellfish on a beach in Scotland, and navigating the labyrinthine streets of Seville are not part of the school curriculum for most children. But these...

Tales Out of School

Sailing a 40-foot yacht in Mexico, cooking shellfish on a beach in Scotland, and navigating the labyrinthine streets of Seville are not part of the school curriculum for most children. But these...

Swine Flu Is No SARS

by Kristina Campbell The chug of idling scooters filled the air outside the English Kindergarten where I taught in the city of Chia-yi, Taiwan. It was summer 2003, and despite the brilliantly sunny...

The Daniella Dilemma

Wearing leggings and a pink T-shirt that says "Princess" across the front in sparkly letters, a petite Grade 4 student named Daniella* sits at her desk, swinging her legs as her teacher speaks. When...

"Back to Lax" in a Richmond, BC School

This is the first post in an education blog by Kristina Campbell that will be appearing in the City Section of our soon to be relaunched site. by Kristina Campbell