Media Coverage re: Sex Education, Bill 13 & disclaimer

Here is another recent article from our 1st all-candidates meeting. http://www.torontoobserver.ca/2012/02/22/scarborough-agincourt-school-trustee-candidates-discuss-anti-bullying-legislation/ Disclaimer: The journalist focuses in on one topic, however does not make clear distinctions between the proposed Sex Ed curriculum and anti-bullying legislation, “Bill 13”. I only spoke in reference to the Sex Ed curriculum, the original question. Most candidates spoke of Bill 13. […]

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Knowing Ward 20 versus living in Ward 20

I’ve participated in two all-candidates meetings/debates so far with the TDSB Trustee election.  I find it quite surprising that I often am the only one representing specific community needs & interests here in our Ward. I do not talk broadly about initiatives I’d like to see in our schools.  I do not only talk about […]

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Media coverage #5

Jordon Glass “BREAKING DOWN THE TDSB BY-ELECTIONS” February 15 2012. Excerpt: If you are unaware that there have been two ongoing Toronto District School Board (TDSB) by-elections in this city, you could hardly be blamed. You aren’t the only one. The by-elections in TDSB Ward 17 (Don Valley East) and TDSB Ward 20 (Scarborough-Agincourt) have […]

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Media Coverage #4, includes interview

Here’s a Digital Journal feature article about me, my platform, and some of my perspectives on TDSB & the Trustee role, written by Andrew Moran. TDSB Trustee candidate Monica Batac wants to innovate classrooms Full URL: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/319209 Excerpt: During municipal elections, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Trustee contests usually do not garner much attention from voters or […]

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Media coverage #2 – campaign

Ontario educator and blogger Doug Peterson wrote this article on me, entitled “Yoga and Politics.”  Some of the things he highlights: how we met, my experiences and perspectives, my social media and technology use, and what I bring to the table as Trustee for Scarborough-Agincourt. Excerpt: The use of social media just at election time […]

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Media coverage on by-election

Hi all, I wanted to share this article about the upcoming by-election with information about some of the candidates – including yours truly. Trustee by-elections are anyone’s race. by Moira MacDonald. Toronto Sun. Jan. 10, 2012. Excerpts: If you want to see what a difference no incumbent makes, take a look at the growing list of […]

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The new year brings a new trustee – my campaign begins…

On our first day of 2012, I would like to share an important message with you. It is with the overwhelming support of my family and many colleagues, friends, and mentors that I will be running in the by-election for Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Trustee for Ward 20 – Scarborough-Agincourt.  I am excited & encouraged […]

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My need for F2F Engagement – why I find “little time to blog”

After a summer hiatus from blogging, I want to return to writing by first reflecting on my use of blogging. I’ve had a very eventful summer so far, professionally.  I traveled to Philadelphia for TEDxPhiladelphiaEd, EduBloggerCon, and ISTE11 in June.  I’ve been participating in the planning discussions for edcamptoronto. In the past 6 months, I’ve […]

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