Oct 16, 2017

ALMOST FAMOUS

By | 2017-10-16T14:56:41+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 READ MORE...

Oct 10, 2017

INSPIRED BY MICHAEL

By | 2017-10-10T15:52:26+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 READ MORE...

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. READ MORE...

Jan 23, 2017

Man vs. Fish

By | 2017-02-02T10:54:45+00:00 January 23, 2017|Custom-Fit Education, Science, Secondary|

It was once my custom to take the entire Biology 12 class to the Bamfield Marine Station on the desolate west coast of Vancouver Island. The students to experienced first-hand the unspoiled, rugged coastline for which BC is famous. The opportunities to study marine life using the resources of biological station were fantastic and students READ MORE...

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