Carrying out an educational mission

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Having just graduated from high school, he approaches the principal of another large private school in Bangladesh. After their first chat, the principal gives him a mission. There were 130 grade sevens and the principal asked him to design and

Teaching and Learning with an autistic student

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A science teacher working .25 time takes her own time to learn how to help an autistic student be more successful in her class.

The ripple benefit of 1:1 time

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A new math/ PE teacher spends a little 1:1 time with an international math student. Once she understood, she became a star, a resource for others…

Moving to Victoria School District: getting past ‘no’

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An experienced and talented teacher ( was on the national field hockey team) shares the process he followed in breaking into an almost impenetrable school system for new staff. He found a way to go around a ‘no lady’.

Check-in: building community

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Part of our Picket Line Stories series. We asked teachers about a moment from their classrooms that stand out for them. The general public never hear of these. Here an acting/ drama teacher shares how he builds trust, caring, community

Helping overcome panic attack

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Part of our Picket Line Stories series. Where we give teachers a voice to share moments from their classrooms. Here a middle school counsellor shares how she and other staff came together to help a panic stricken student learn new

Student’s allowance for cookies

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A touching moment on the first day of rotating strikes.

Anxiety overcome for special needs student

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Student with anxiety problems overcomes challenges in a music class.

Foreign students: feeling cared about

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Spending a half hour after after class with a foreign student leaves the student a feeling of being cared for and supported.

Appreciation of a librarian

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A hand made card of thanks has a big impact on a teacher-librarian.