We've been able to formalize an agreement to support professional development for teachers at the school, engage in shared research, and foster opportunities for our Laurier Bachelor of Education students to have teaching placements at the school.
|Meeting with school administrators.|
Examples of this were three meetings I had yesterday with teachers and administrators at the school.
In the first meeting, I met a very creative teacher who is using technology to support global connections for her students. She engages them in a curriculum that includes developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes that reflect global citizenship (e.g., seeking to understand other cultures, collaboration skills, appreciation for diversity). We are going to work together to see how we might expose Canadian students and those in teacher education programs to the work she does ... thus supporting the knowledge of her students about Canada and supporting our Canadian students' knowledge about Egypt.
|Two of the teachers I have worked with this year who are championing peer coaching at the school.|
|Dr. Zainab and I with a concept map of our new research project.|
|Sharing tea together ... a perfect way to support relationship-building.|
Our world needs more of this.