Archived—Todd Sharpe

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Year: 2008 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Holy Heart High School
55 Bonaventure Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 3Z3

Principal: Edward van Nostrand
School Telephone: 709-754-1600
School Fax: 709-754-0855
School Website: www.hhm.k12.nf.ca
Subjects and Grades Taught: Mathematics, International Baccalaureate mathematics and special services support in Grades 10 to 12

Teaching Approach:

  • Create a stimulating environment by having students work in groups to solve problems and present their solutions to the class.
  • Have students meet in groups to identify and discuss each other's areas of difficulty. Follow up with class discussion about how to overcome these challenges.

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Created student-oriented workbooks to help students in Grades 10 to 12 having difficulties in math. Students can use the workbooks to teach themselves and some covered the complete course material months ahead of time. The workbooks have received considerable praise and more than 10,000 copies have been sold to date.
  • As special services support, Mr. Sharpe has worked to make all students feel comfortable in math class, including students struggling with the extra challenges posed by dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and paralysis.

Rave Reviews:

"Todd Sharpe is not simply a high school math teacher; he is an enthusiastic leader who motivates his students down a path to success and achievement." Student

"In an area of our nation, where opportunities are sometimes not as readily available as they are in larger centres, Todd has produced classes of Mathematics students that could compare well with any in Canada as both scholars and exemplary thinkers and citizens." Former Principal

"Mr. Sharpe managed to blow the dust off my daughter and let her shine." Parent