Super teachers of the pandemic: the rare pearls

Super profs de la pandémie: des perles rares

This is not because the schools are closed and hundreds of thousands of students have not set foot in a classroom since the month of march that there is nothing going on in the quebec school system.

Teachers throughout the province of Quebec stir heaven and earth to make sense of this very strange school year, upset by the COVID-19.

In recent weeks, The Newspaper has unearthed many of these rare gems who are making colossal efforts in order not to let children or teens, for which they have responsibility.

Similar stories annual we publish for several years to honor “the best teachers in Quebec, we offer you today this special section highlighting the outstanding contribution of these “super-teachers of the pandemic”.

Their dedication, their creativity and their passion make them outstanding teachers, who could serve as models for others.

With teachers like these, the students of the primary and secondary school, and cegep students, are in good hands, pandemic or not.

Good read!

Sébastien Ménard

Publisher and editor-in-chief of the Journal de Québec, project manager

  

“The best year of their lives” in spite of the virus

  

A teacher from Quebec, 5e year of primary school has done everything to comply with his promise to make live “the best year of their life” to the young people of his class, despite the context of a pandemic.

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She manages the class and goes to the front to fight the virus

  

As soon as the call for help from the government, a teacher of the sixth grade volunteered to go and lend a strong hand in the hospital environment, while ensuring a full monitoring of the learning of his students.

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A challenge per day launched to its students

  

“Find an object for each letter of your name.” “Write a message to your grandparents.” “Read a recipe.” “Taking all the drawers of your house.” Since the closure of the schools, a teacher’s first year in the primary sends a small educational challenge daily to his students to stay in contact with them.

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A last effort before retirement

  

After 34 years in education, Yves Gagné was eligible this year to retire, but the abrupt end caused by the coronavirus, has been driven to juggle with the idea of postponing for a year.

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Cupcakes rainbow to keep morale high

  

Marie-Eve Bouchard fuelled by passion. The kindergarten teacher of the school Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Jonquière, has kept the link with “friends” during the confinement, even going so far as to prepare the cupcakes rainbow to tell them : “It’s going to go well”.

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The “little foxes” with a tight weave

  

During the confinement, Madame Nadia has spared no effort to create a close link with its “foxes” of the first year of primary school, the Odyssey, in Lévis.

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Surprises that warm the hearts

  

Army of his motivation and his bike, a teacher of 4th year primary school is made for the 25 students in her class at Easter to hand out a bag-surprise containing, among other clues to help them stay in touch.

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In mission on a daily basis

  

Since the beginning of the containment, a secondary school teacher gives a daily meeting by videoconference to students who need particular support to break the isolation and to do everything to maintain their academic achievement.

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Cookies and escape game to learn

  

Escape game online, cookie recipes, activities, geolocation : a teacher of mathematics has abandoned the books for teaching, and used creativity to motivate remote students in secondary 1.

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Mr. Olivier and his superhero to the rescue

  

A teacher did not hesitate to capitalize on Star Wars, The Simpsons and superheroes to keep in touch with his students with autism, during the confinement.

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An application to help a class of francization

  

In the class of Camille Larochelle, professor of French language-literacy at the Centre William-Hingston, in Parc-Extension, a dozen languages are in contact.

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A humanitarian trip reoriented

  

A humanitarian aid trip down to the water because of the pandemic, and who was to lead a group of students, their teacher and several food in the dominican Republic, could be redirected to families in need of Donnacona.

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Specific tasks for their students with autism

  

Wash mirrors, fold towels, make a cake, here are a few of the tasks that students with autism Lanaudière must learn by video conferencing during the confinement, under the watchful eyes of their teacher.

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Mathematics classes as if nothing had happened

  

The outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus has not changed much for 25 students from grade 5 of the Gaspé region, which, thanks to the personal initiative of their teacher of mathematics, have been able to continue their journey in this material, almost as if nothing had happened.

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Teacher at youtubeuse

  

A teacher in special education has created content on YouTube, in addition host live events on Instagram in order to help her students do not pick up.

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It comes out of his / her leave deferred for students with special needs

  

The resource teacher Luce Duquette does not hesitate to go out of his / her leave deferred to lend a helping hand volunteer for the struggling students when the schools were closed.

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A duo of thunder to make the confinement less painful

  

A former engineer and a former school teacher of music, become teachers of maths in secondary school, have joined forces to make the confinement less painful for their students.

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During this time at the cégep…

Double duty for the trained nurses

  

In spite of her curse with the technology, which often causes problems with misplaced, a teacher at Cégep de Saint-Laurent has gone to great lengths to ensure that they can best help its nursing students.

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He creates a documentary on the COVID-19 with his students

  

In the impossibility to carry out the final project in his course, a teacher of Québec has decided to create a documentary, with his students, relating the evolution of the pandemic COVID-19.

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