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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daughters of Single Fathers: Lessons for Teachers

I recently co-authored a paper in the Canadian Journal of Family and Youth examining the experiences of daughters of single fathers and how teachers can support them. Here is the link to the paper:

Daughters of Single Fathers - Canadian Journal of Family and Youth

As educators, we have an incredible opportunity to make a difference in the lives of all children. One of the reasons that I'm committed to supporting education in Haiti is that I see the potential teachers have to be part of the development of social capital there. Whether we are providing support to daughters of single fathers in Canada or Haiti, or engaged with children and their parents/caregivers in any other kind of context, teachers have a great responsibility to ensure we are doing the best we can with whatever tools are at our disposal. With our heads (intellect), our heart (compassion), and our hands (action), teachers have an incredible opportunity to support the needs of all children in our schools.

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