Archived — Robin Halbert

Year: 2008 – Province: Alberta

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: W.H. Cushing Workplace School
130-7 Avenue SW
Calgary Alberta
T2P 0W4

Principal: Florence Langridge
School Telephone: 403-777-8900
School Fax: 403-777-8902
School Email:
School Website:
Subjects and Grades Taught: Literacy and integrated studies for children in Kindergarten to Grade 3

Teaching approach:

  • Establish a strong literacy-focused foundation for learning to set students on a path to success.
  • Take advantage of the opportunities the alliance between the school and Telus presents to enhance the sense of community for students and parents to enrich students' learning experiences.

Outstanding achievements:

  • Every student who receives literacy support from Ms. Halbert makes gains over the year. The students who completed the program in 2006-2007 all met provincial standards for reading.
  • Embraces new technology and constantly seeks ways to use it to enhance student learning. Powerpoint, iTalk, iPod, digital cameras, laptops, SmartBoard and the Internet are among the tools she uses.
  • Formed partnership between the school and Enmax Corporation, an Alberta-based energy company, that brought financial support to the school.

Rave reviews:

"Robin has developed an effective personal teaching style that engages, motivates and inspires her students. Whether through small group reading work or her involvement in the classrooms during integrated studies, her love of learning is contagious." Letter from group of colleagues

"Robin has created a safe place for our daughter to express herself, and be more confident to practice and improve her reading and writing." Parents

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