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Year: 2000 – Province: Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: École Louis-Lafortune et des Cheminots
103, Montée des Bouleaux
Delson, Quebec J0L 1G0
Principal: Diane Provençal
School Telephone: 450-632-4410
School Fax: 450-632-5922
School Website: www.csdgs.qc.ca/Louis_Laf/page_L_Lafortune.htm
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades four and five, all subjects
- Emphasize teamwork. Rearrange classroom furniture to make it easier for students to work in groups.
- Create special "fun" periods when the class concentrates not on skills but the sheer fun of reading and writing.
- Put as much emphasis on teaching students to adopt successful strategies as on class subject matter.
Created a whole environment to stimulate her students' learning, based first and foremost on in-depth study of student feedback about classrooms that inspire them.
Based on this work, she schedules special periods for "fun," has acquired the latest technology for students to use, taught students effective learning strategies and inspired students to discover new goals.
In response, students have excelled:
- won awards for artwork. One student's work was displayed at the Salon du livre - Canada's largest book fair, held every year in Montreal; other class work has been chosen for public murals
- tackled projects above their grade level on their own time
- made extensive use of new technology to work together with other classes from across Canada and internationally.
"Julie Cyr is one of those rare teachers who agrees to be evaluated year after year by pupils and parents alike." School administrator
"Julie Cyr's vision of her multifunctional class motivates the children to become more creative, unquestionably helping them to achieve a remarkable level of competence." Academic