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PROVINCIAL SPECIALIST ASSOCIATIONS

Get involved with a Provincial Specialist Association

The BCTF includes over 30 Provincial Specialist Associations. PSAs are channels for members to exchange ideas on research, teaching strategies, curriculum development, and other shared interests.  

By joining a Provincial Specialist Association (PSA) you can:

  • Participate in provincial and regional PSA conferences
  • Attend special workshops organized by PSA
  • Subscribe to newsletters and publications for PSA members

 
Peer Support

Peer Support Services

If you have ever hit a tough patch in your teaching career, you may have wondered where to turn to for help and coaching. Who can you call? Where are the resources? When is it safe to admit you could use some colleague support? Who can actually help with the classroom practice questions you have?

The Federation has such a service to support teachers with their teaching practice. This Peer Support Service is designed to provide direct, individual assistance to active teachers who are experiencing difficulty with their teaching practice, and may be on plans of assistance or personally concerned.

Teacher Inquiry Program

Teacher Inquiry is a teacher-organized, teacher-led professional development.

This webinar answers most questions you may have about Inquiry. You will also hear stories from the field, success stories on how Inquiry is helping and transforming the teaching practice.

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Apply for Teacher Inquiry Project

 

BCTF eBook Library

Our online eBook collection includes thousands of book to help you with your teaching practice – all for free.

Our education eBook collection includes books on classroom management, integrated Aboriginal ways of knowing, advice for new teachers, teaching strategies and more.

Starling Minds

Online Mental Health Toolkit for Designed for Teachers

Starling Minds is an online mental health and wellness toolkit, designed for teachers, that provides education and training to manage stress and prevent anxiety and depression.

The program is available free of charge to BCTF members and their families.

WELLNESS

Well Teacher Groups

Being a teacher today is not easy. The demands that educators face inside and outside the classroom make it difficult for many teachers to maintain their physical and mental health. Challenging classroom dynamics and supporting family and friends leaves educators with little time to focus on their personal well-being. The Well Teacher Groups provides educators the time and space to work with their colleagues and a trained wellness facilitator to work on their wellness. This new program was developed Wade Repta, author of the book The Well Teacher, on which the program is based.

BCTF Advantage

Member Discounts Through BCTF Advantage

The BCTF Advantage Program is your gateway to a number of benefits and offers from cars to insurance. The BCTF Advantage program allows your membership in the BCTF to work for you in areas outside of your employment. For most BCTF Advantage partners you simply state that you are a BCTF member and they will apply your discount/savings to your purchase. .

TEACHBC

Teaching and Classroom Resources

Teachers helping teachers with free downloadable lesson plans, and classroom resources.

  • The teaching resources are free
  • There are social justice, Aboriginal Education and BC specific resources not available anywhere else
  • The resource sharing system is consistent with the BCTF Code of Ethics and collective agreement

As a BCTF member, you can receive a complimentary membership in a Provincial Specialist Association when you upload your first teaching resource.