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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.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Haiti Educator and Leadership Institute: Why do we do this?

This graphic expresses in such simple ways why we engage in supporting teacher professional development in Haiti: Teachers who are highly engaged in their work will support higher student outcomes. The snowball effect is: higher wages, economic growth, gender equality, improved health, peaceful society, and innovation.

This past week, we have supported the professional growth of 200 teachers. At today's concluding sessions we heard illustration after illustration of how the training is motivating teachers in Haiti to engage in more active and involved teaching. These teachers are committed to two more years of participating in the Educator and Leadership Institute. Their students will be direct beneficiaries of the professional growth!

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