Nov 13, 2017


By | 2017-11-26T14:38:28+00:00 November 13, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Elementary|

About an hour drive outside of Guatemala City, we arrived at Bethel school in Patzicia. As usual, we were welcomed warmly into the school by the administrators, but also by the children as they were having their break. We exchanged many handshakes, high fives and fist bumps. During my trip to Guatemala at the end [...]

Oct 16, 2017


By | 2017-10-23T23:06:39+00:00 October 16, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Middle School|

“Can I get your autograph?” This was different. Pig tails, braids, smiling faces, toothless welcoming grins reached out their pieces of paper towards us.  “You’re the government! Can we get your autograph? ” I stifled a laugh, smiled back, looked over at my newly met colleague, shrugged, pulled out a pen, and signed away. I [...]

Oct 10, 2017


By | 2017-10-23T23:06:31+00:00 October 10, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Elementary|

BY: MONIQUE JANZ, EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT Last April, I introduced my older brother Michael to our learning support staff at one of our meetings. He was visiting me from Toronto and I introduced him as my inspiration for working as an Educational Assistant (EA). When Michael was three years old, he and my mom were visiting [...]

Feb 20, 2017

Throwing Away the Highlighters

By | 2017-08-01T21:43:19+00:00 February 20, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Middle School|

The room is warm; excitement and the odour of nervous middle schoolers fills the air. Students, wearing a mix of everyday clothing and fairy-tale wear, run back and forth in frantic frenzy between their parents, their classmates, and backstage, to make sure everything is “just right” and in place for their moment on the stage. [...]

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