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Thursday, February 7 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Teachers Matter: Building Resilience in Arctic Classrooms

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This inspirational keynote gives you an in-depth look into the classroom of Maggie MacDonnell, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. Through engaging visuals and stories you are brought to an Arctic school in the village of Salluit, where students face staggeringly high dropout rates, a youth suicide crisis and disturbing social injustices. These Inuit students carry the burden of colonization and inter-generational trauma on their shoulders every day and Maggie explains how she grounds her teaching practice in feminist, post-colonial and community development theory to allow her students to become masters of their own destiny. She shares examples of how her students have developed resiliency through innovative educational programs. This resiliency has led to suicide prevention, school perseverance and the graduation of Inuit girls who were previously drop outs. This emotional keynote will underline the message of how much teachers matter, re-igniting the teaching passion for an audience of educators.

***Please be aware this keynote will discuss topics of suicide and inter-generational trauma***

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Maggie MacDonnell

Maggie MacDonnell is the winner of the Global Teacher Prize, a $1 Million US purse considered to be the Nobel Peace Prize of Education. Her teaching experience is global including working with; Congolese and Burundian refugees, young Tanzanians living with HIV, to Inuit youth in the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Shauna Swerda - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
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