Shed a brighter light on education

It is no doubt that the quality of education for our youth is a topic undergoing constant change, improvement, and scrutiny.

Re: “Nelson teacher disciplined”

It is no doubt that the quality of education for our youth is a topic undergoing constant change, improvement, and scrutiny. Such is the way of progress in all of life’s valued amenities. The recent article regarding a local high school teacher exposed some of the so-called boundaries of our education system being crossed. But was this exposure for the right reasons? It is no doubt that certain behaviors are not acceptable in the classroom, for students and teachers alike. However, the article on this matter closed the curtains to a very a compassionate person and a brilliant educator.

If examined under a microscope, a vast majority of educators, employees, and volunteer staff in any situation would be reprimanded for one reason or another. People make mistakes, and people grow. This particular article, though the research was concrete, set a very close-minded and slandering tone. Our beautiful community of Nelson is globally known for it’s welcoming energy, and exposing a person in this unflattering light is not the way we do things.

Educators shape lives and it comes as no surprise when some of their practices are seen as abnormal, but do we really want to stamp out groups of cookie cutter children into the world? A lot of brilliant and inspiring lessons took place in that third floor classroom. I know I’m certainly not the only student to leave L.V. Rogers with gratitude toward all my instructors, and a glistening bright future.

Alexander the Great said it best: “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”

Emelia McMahon, Nelson

Just Posted

Slocan Valley to be ‘lit up’ with high-speed internet in 12 months

125 kilometres of fibre-optic cable to be laid from Nakusp to Playmore Junction

LETTERS: In support of student climate strikers

From readers Tia Leschke and Sharon Inkpen

Kootenay Musical Theatre Society ready to make a deal with the Devil

The new group will put on an original show in October at the Capitol Theatre

Nelson councillor starts national municipal climate group

Climate Leadership Caucus has 57 members including seven mayors

RDCK to purchase portion of lands around Cottonwood Lake

21.6 hectares will be purchased for $450,000

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Rural Kootenay communities to receive high-speed internet upgrade

The provincial government is increasing internet connectivity to rural British Columbia

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Most Read