I want great schools in North Vancouver

Gwen and I — a couple since we were early teens — raised three children near the Seymour River and they continue living in North Vancouver. Our seven grandchildren attend public schools in the Lynn Valley and Indian River areas.

Fine schools mattered for our kids and now they matter even more for everyone. On this website, you will learn about my attitudes toward education.

Active school travel

Walking bus accompanies children to school in organised groups following a set route and timetable. Children are enjoying the walk with their peers in the company of adults and at the same time contribute to a more attractive neighbourhood and a cleaner environment. Bike train is very similar with the only difference that the whole group travels on bikes.

Distracted learning

Hand held devices are a misplaced asset in classrooms today. Some people, including most students, consider them essential to life. Most teachers believe them to be a major distraction. Learning is affected if children are paying attention to mobile devices instead of teachers. Ophthalmologists worry about digital eyestrain. But, one prominent professor of psychology worries about more serious troubles.