For the past seven years, the Contemporary World students at Shawinigan High School have been proposing ways to revitalize their city’s downtown core. That alone is impressive. Even more impressive is how seriously Shawinigan’s mayor and urban planners are taking the students’ ideas for sustainable development.
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The POP Index may have been created by MELS to support the career exploration process of students in the Personal Orientation Project (POP), Exploration of Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship courses. But any high school student, teacher or guidance counsellor would find it useful.
Every day, teachers work hard to cover the curriculum even as students ask “Why am I learning this? What can it do for me?” But just watch those same questions evaporate the moment students comprehend how math, English or biology can set them on a career path that they are passionate about. (more…)
Here in St. Paul’s River, a mind-shift is taking place and it involves all of us—students, teachers, professionals, parents and community partners. (more…)
Westmount High School’s bike co-op, student-run fitness centre and other entrepreneurial activities encourage kids to take responsibility and practise life skills. When Andrew Robinson began his career as a history, English and geography teacher a few years ago, he found students had little outlet for what he calls “hands-on, tied-to-the-outside-world learning.” That “huge learning gap” sent […]