Archived — Howard Lundrigan

Year: 2003 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: St. Peter's School
PO Box 100
Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3E0

Principal: Philip Wood
School Telephone: 709-589-2464
School Fax: 709-589-2210
School website: www.k12.nf.ca/stpeterselem/
Teacher Email: hlundrigan@awsb.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 7-9/science, mathematics, adolescence

Teaching approach:

All children can expand their horizons if given the appropriate environment and support.

Math and science are part of everyday life; students should be able to calculate interest on loans, determine beneficial payment options, balance a checkbook or determine how much flooring to buy for an irregular room.

Outstanding achievements:

Mr. Lundrigan employs the "If I were teacher" method, whereby students reflect on themselves as math learners and are encouraged to teach a concept they have mastered to a group of their peers. He believes that students remember 80% of what they teach.

He also introduced the Math Movements project to instill the love of math, alleviate the fear that some feel towards math, provide enrichment, encourage discussion and relate math skills to everyday life.

Mr. Lundrigan's classes consistently top the list at the district and provincial levels.

Extra-curricular and volunteer activities include coaching the volleyball, hockey and math teams, organizing and participating in the AIDS Walk with his Adolescence Class, acting as a teacher representative for the School Council and mentoring/training new teachers assigned to the school from Memorial University.

In Praise Of:

"His participation in school and various community activities has proven to be a valuable contribution which fosters a climate of responsiveness to human need among teachers, students and the community at large." - HIV Counselor, Conception Bay North AIDS Interest Group

"We believe that the most important lesson that Mr. Lundrigan has taught us is to be the best people we can be, but still ourselves." - Students of St. Peter's Elementary

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