Teacher Optimistic Small Changes in Classroom Will Be Noticed By Fall

Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 16:55 PM

A South Shore teacher is optimistic changes will be noticeable in the classroom by September.

Liz Brideau-Clark is part of the 14-member Council to Improve Classroom Conditions.

The committee is meeting three more times this week before it issues a final report on April 28.

Brideau-Clark, who teaches at Bayview Community School in Mahone Bay, believes people need to be patient.

"People want a fix, right now. You can't fix it, right now. I think people need to take a little bit of the cynicism away that perhaps they are carrying with them from the things that have happened over the last few months."

The council was created after the Nova Scotia government imposed a four-year contract on over 9,000 unionized teachers.

Brideau-Clark says it is going to take time to make complex changes and determine if they need to be modified school-by-school to meet student needs.

The province has already agreed to implement some of the 18 initial recommendations made by the council.