Words of Appreciation from our LEARN Director

Who is a teacher…..

When we first began school so many years ago, we were introduced to our teacher. This individual was the person who you trusted to help you learn all of those difficult things like Math, Writing, Reading and solving problems, among many other things. You knew you could trust that person because they wanted the best for you. Actually teachers spend much more time with children than do their parents, supporting and guiding. From greeting students in the morning to saying good bye at night, what you say and how you react with your students helps form who they will become in the future and who they should believe and trust. Seeing and speaking with you may be the best thing that happens to a child each day.

The role of the teacher is the most important role in the lives of young individuals. Many teachers become their students’ heroes. You, the teacher, are there with them through thick and thin, from when they fall and skin their knees, pass or fail a test or when they meet their first boyfriend or girlfriend. Many students confide more in their teachers than their own family members, because a teacher’s kind words, enthusiasm and guidance lets them know how important they are. You are there for them each day, and many times for more than Math or Science. You are their mentor, their facilitator, their friend and often a second parent.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our teaching staff for all that they do. It is not always easy yet they always make time for a little tutoring or offering an empathetic ear. I often have the opportunity to listen to our teachers speak about their students, and what I hear is always very considerate and kind. Your efforts and dedication have made LEARN’s online services what it is… an opportunity to soar, grow, experience, enjoy, feel supported, dream and succeed.

Thank you for the great work.

Maggie Dupuis

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[TEACHER APPRECIATION] It’s AUDREY MCLAREN Day on the Online Learning Blog!

(As part of our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, our online teachers will have a day each being highlighted on the blog, in alphabetical order.)

It’s AUDREY MCLAREN Day on the Online Learning Blog!

Mrs. McLaren (or Mrs. Mc2) – our awesome SN5 Math and ST Science Teacher!

Yomefeb2015u’re always searching for new ways to engage and inspire your students’ love of math and science.  The new tools that you discover, you always are excited to share with our team, and more widely through Twitter, and your enthusiasm is contagious!

Thank you for your incredible sense of humour, your inspiring creativity, and your shenanigan leadership that you bring to, not only your classes, but our weekly teacher team meetings. #grateful

 

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[TEACHER APPRECIATION] It’s PEGGY DROLET Day on the Online Learning Blog!

(As part of our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, our online teachers will have a day each being highlighted on the blog, in alphabetical order.)

It’s PEGGY DROLET Day on the Online Learning Blog!

Mrs. Drolet – our outstanding SN4 Math Teacher!

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You have seen lots of changes in online learning since you joined the team.  One thing has remained constant – your commitment to giving your ALL for student success.

Thank you for being ever curious, super supportive, and very caring about not just math, but the students learning math.  I know that you have made a place in your heart for each and every one of them over the years, and your belief in them has made the difference for many.  #YouMatter

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[TEACHER APPRECIATION] It’s NATALIE DAHLSTEDT Day on the Online Learning Blog!

(As part of our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, our online teachers will have a day each being highlighted on the blog, in alphabetical order.)

It’s NATALIE DAHLSTEDT Day on the Online Learning Blog!

Ms. Dahlstedt  – our terrific Physics teacher!

natalieHappy Teacher Appreciation Week(s) to our newest LEARN teacher! We’re so glad that you found us!

Your teaching jobs have led you around Quebec (and beyond) but now you get to teach students from around the province, from your own home.

Thank you for your fearlessness in the face of a NEW position with different technology, NEW students, NEW schools, NEW colleagues, and lots of NEW acronyms!  You’re fitting right in.

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[TEACHER APPRECIATION] It’s KERRY CULE Day on the Online Learning Blog!

(As part of our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, our online teachers will have a day each being highlighted on the blog, in alphabetical order.)

It’s KERRY CULE Day on the Online Learning Blog!

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Mrs. Cule – our wonderful Chemistry, Physics, and SE teacher!

Who better to teach sciences than someone who worked in the field for years as an Engineer? When someone switches careers completely, it speaks to a calling.

Kerry, we’re so happy that you joined us, bringing your love for the profession, your amazing attention to details, your personal commitment to reflection in the goal of constant growth, your fairness, and your openness to trying new things.

THANK YOU!

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Teacher Appreciation Message from our CEO

I will be the keynote speaker at a teachers’ conference later this month in Alberta.  I will be facing 1500 teachers and I have one message only for them.  “If you are not ready to learn, then how can you be ready to teach?”  At the heart of this epithet is a reflection about how far too often educators are closed-minded and assert themselves as self-contained and fully functioning teachers, yet we see them doing the same thing day in and day out.

Recently a teacher told me that he was going back to the good old ways as he was not convinced that anything new was worthwhile.   So why do I appreciate our LEARN teachers?  The answer is simple.  They are learners first and foremost who are passionate about growing as professionals.  They challenge themselves and one another to do more, to do better.  They have the strength of character to recognize what works and what does not work.  They have integrated into their practice a growth mindset that sets them apart.  Failure is not a word that scares them.  Rather, it means they need to re-focus, and to find new and more effective ways of doing things.  The integration of cutting edge technology is not an end in and of itself.  Student success is their heartfelt desire.

Last summer I was a judge for iNacol and I was asked to evaluate candidates for the Teacher of the Year Award.  Almost all of the candidates thought they were special because they really cared for their students, because they went that extra distance and/or that they were passionate about teaching.  I told the organizers of the contest that for me, those qualities were what we expected of all teachers and that, in the LEARN world, these qualities were just the starting point.

The LEARN teachers and staff have set the bar for what teachers are supposed to be, and that level of excellence, which is grounded is humility and pride, needs to be celebrated and recognized.  Congratulations for another year of exceptional contribution to the world of education, one that needs many more educators like you.

Dr. Michael Canuel

CEO – LEARN

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Twitter Chat #2 – See you on February 3, 8 – 8:30 PM! #LQChat

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What does EDUCATION mean to YOU? LCEEQ Student Voice Contest

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy 2016!

Online classes will resume on Wednesday, January 6.

Wishing you all the best for the new year!

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It’s your turn now, Sec. 4s!

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