I have training and a long term rich experience in education; while working with children and/or adults, I have worked as a team as well as independently. I have some experience organizing and leading a variety of projects.
Teacher (Former Employee) – South Indian Lake, MB – 14 October 2017
I was responsible for teaching a multi-grade classroom. While challenging, i was very rewarding.I learn a lot about the Cree culture and spent a lot of time in the community getting to know the students.
I worked with adult students ranging in age from 18-25, some were parents and the life issues they faced were different from regular high school. The rewards of this job was seeing these young adults successfully complete the provincial standard high school diploma
Educational Assistant (Former Employee) – South Indian Lake, MB – 30 July 2013
I enjoyed working with Oscar Blackburn School, there were great staff and students. I've gained almost three years experience working with great students, and the most enjoyable part I believe was building friendships with your students.
A unique school environment with many, many challenges for incoming teachers. Most students live at the school in crude dorms, a situation which is, in my opinion, the source of many of the problems teachers face at the school. Administration is bolstered by the fact that the division HQ is on the campus, but there is only so much a small group of people can do. Residence staff are inadequately trained (again -- my opinion).
School culture is one of extremely low expectations, so new and ambitious teachers are welcomed but then quickly drained.
One of the biggest problems I faced in my time at FCI was the lack of socialization between teachers. It was a long and lonely year. There didn't seem to even be much professional collaboration, even amongst teachers of the same subject. As a new teacher, I needed help and received virutally none, despite having a complete staff of highly-paid, subject-specific "consultants" in the Division offices.
The subsidized housing in a nice perk, but the houses themselves are basic and completely unfurnished.
subsidized housing, no utilities payments, live on campus, decent salary.
student population almost universally indifferent to being at school, very little effective discipline and almost zero accountability for student misconduct.