We’re very fortunate again this year to receive three students from the Faculty of Education. They’ll be working alongside the teachers for three weeks. During that time, Jon Parnell, Bryan Wong and Tanu Sandhu will do lesson planning, classroom teaching and special projects of their choosing. Each has an area of interest that they would like to share with the learners. We encourage them to participate in as many extracurricular activities as interests them.
The partnership with UBC’s Department of Education is in its second year. Last year we were very impressed with the professionalism that the UBC students exhibited. The three week practicum had a positive impact on their careers with all three of last year’s students landing a teaching job on their return. Stand Tall also gained a lot from their presence. Ideas on child centred classroom practices were freely exchanged and implemented. There was mutual respect among them which has led to some lasting relationships and an eagerness to meet and work with the upcoming group.