December 28

What is this place?

Welcome to the TIE-BC Members and Book Study Blog!

This is a blog for all TIE-BC Members to come for relevant information about what is going on around the province. Information about how to start a Chapter, what is going on with the different Chapters and possible professional development grant opportunities. I am also going to include professional resources, useful links and even useful trade books that can be used in our daily teaching lives. Another area I would like to include would be any relevant professional development opportunities that may be happening, so if you would like to share any information, please do so!


I will also be hosting a Book Study this year on this site. I am looking into a few different book study possibilities at the moment, including “Fostering Resilient Learners- Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom” by Kristin Souers, “The Growth Mindset Coach” by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley, “The Way of Mindful Education” by Daniel Rechtschaffen, and “Teaching to Diversity: The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning” by Dr. Jennifer Katz. We will begin the 2017-2018 Book Study in the fall. I am hoping that we will run 2 book studies this year, but I guess that will depend on how busy I get 🙂


A little bit about me.

My name is Sarah Brooks. I live on the beautiful North Vancouver Island. I work for School District #85 as a primary Learning Assistance/Resource Teacher. I am a wife and the mother of two beautiful boys; Drake, aged 9 and James, aged 4. These two keep me very busy when I am not at work! We have two dogs,Ruger – a Havachon Silky-Yorkie and Benelli, a chocolate labradoodle. When I am not working, chasing my boys around, or sitting in the hockey arena, I enjoy taking karate lessons, scrap booking, hiking, hunting, camping, fishing, playing cards and watching T.V.


It is my hopes that everyone will get a little something out of this blog. Please also feel free to email me anything you would like to see included!


~Sarah Brooks