Start UP Your Class

The StartUP! community provides support and resources for early career teachers

Resources & Discussions



We are looking for early career teachers for our Start UP! team. Become a Start UP! rep for your district or university, or be part of our event support team and help out at an event and receive free entry. Contact Ray if you are interested.



Using Mobile? Can't see the Desktop?

The sign in page as the first mobile page you will see when accessing your network on your phone. When clicking desktop from the Groups page, it will take you to the desktop view of the Groups page, and clicking "Main" will take you back to the default main page you have set up- which is the mobile Groups page.

When choosing to view the Activity page from the mobile drop-down menu you will see the mobile version of your activity feed. This is when you'll want to use the desktop view. Now you'll be navigated to the Main page, since it is the desktop version of the mobile Activity page.


TTOC Hiring Pattern report in Ray's Blog. Start UP! Series begins Aug 29th.

Start UP! Series now includes Primary & Math 8,9!

Gr. 4-7 Begins August 29th & 30th in Vancouver & 

then in Surrey on Saturdays 17th & 24th

Gr. K-3 in Surrey on Saturdays 17th & 24th

New: Math 8,9 & TTOCing Sept 17th

Workshop Descriptions here

Register now at

Fees range from $85-$250 for 4 days, prices are lowest now.

(Join a credit union and Get Your Money Back HERE

Download the flyer:

Start UP! Series16b.pdf


Are you a TTOC or planning to become one?

1.  Check out Ray's TTOC Hiring Report

in his Blog here

2. Read about the Start UP! approach: 

Learn how to prepare for your 1st contract:

Build and rehearse your skills during each TTOC assignment. 

Read more about...

Our Rehearsal Strategy here:

'Make each day a rehearsal for the next step in your career'.


Watch for the new Start UP! Your Class workshop

on video in Sept!

Here's a preview:


Outside Metro? Want online courses?

Let Ray know which Start UP! Series16

workshops you would like to see.


Find out about the new

BC Early Career Teachers' Association

Go to their Facebook page here.


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Welcome to StartUP!

Through workshops, online resources and support, the Start UP! Your Class Cooperative aims to help all those in BC with a new assignment. More than 1500 BC teachers have participated in the program's workshops since the program was begun by PITA in 2007. We aim to support all K-8 teachers.

To join this web community, click the INVITE link above and enter your school email. With over 800 members now, we expect that in the next two years we will be able to build an active community. Here you can find resources from the workshops and share B.C. curriculum focused resources, make connections, enter discussions and access advice from other teachers.

This website supports the Start UP! Your Class Cooperative, a non-profit teachers' cooperative.

Start UP! Your Class Cooperative

The Start UP! Your Class Cooperative is a BC based, non-profit, teachers’ cooperative. With a focus on curriculum and resources for teachers early in their career, our purpose is to ensure teachers with a new assignment are prepared and confident when they begin.


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Profile IconJavier Peraleda Villa, Shelley Richardson, Chelsea Ann Koepke and 2 more joined Start UP Your Class
Nicole Andersen is attending Ray Myrtle's event

Start UP! Series'16 at August in Vancouver at Templeton Sec. Sept in Surrey TBA

August 29, 2016 to September 24, 2016
The Start UP! Series is a four day conference designed for early career elementary classroom…See More
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