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Year: 2008 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Recipient
School: Dr. J. M. Denison Secondary
135 Bristol Road
Principal: Leslie Johnstone
School Telephone: 905-836-0021
School Fax: 905-836-7728
School Email: email@example.com
School Website: http://denison.fdns.net/
Subjects and Grades Taught: Physical and outdoor education in Grades 11 and 12
- Combine a physical education credit, a leadership credit and an interdisciplinary credit to produce a unique educational experience for students.
- Students participate in consensus-building activities, develop their leadership skills, test their physical and mental limits so that, while learning about the outdoors, they also discover their own special qualities and gifts.
- Developed a program for students with behavioural patterns that cause them to struggle in classroom environments. The program helps these students develop better social interactions with one another and with authority figures, allowing them to break out of frustrating and self-defeating behaviours.
- Broke down barriers between university- and college-stream courses by creating a course curriculum that provides a credit for both so that these students can work together.
"During the 'debrief' of our last night in Algonquin Park, I found the true value of Brent Evans the teacher. On a chilly night sitting around a fire in the pouring rain, eighteen boys who have never displayed their thanks to any staff member in their life, wanted nothing more than to have their few minutes to thank the man who gave them a chance." Colleague
"We all became brothers and sisters in that class, a family, as it were, that you were only to happy to be a part of. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat." Parents
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