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The Native Access to Engineering Programme in Canada has long invested in supporting primary and secondary teachers. They have a bi-weekly newsletter which brings suggestions for science, math, and engineering resources. They also run an annual conference.

Teacher Magazine tossed this question into the TLN Forum If you were writing a mini-memoir of your teaching life, what would your six words be? Your memoir might be funny, inspirational, profound, mundane, deeply true. Want to play? Mull it over, doodle with pen and napkin or your favorite digital tool, and post your memoir for all of us to read.

Here are a few of their favourites –

They asked. I listened. We learned.

– Every day is a new adventure. –

Exercised the muscle of the mind.

– Please, don’t ask me for more!

– Daily empowering students who learn differently.

– Teacher, warrior, fighting for the future.

– We learned by doing, always curious.

– Untied shoelaces, missing front teeth – elementary!

– Learning as much as I teach.

– Active noisy classroom means brains working.

Since it’s summer, we throw the challenge out to you. Bonus points for those that reference with science, math and / or teaching indigenous students.

Send them to dawn@nativeaccess.com, and we’ll include our favourites in August 18 newsletter.

DreamCatching 2009
University of Manitoba
May 3-6, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the 6th edition of DreamCatching Hands-on Workshops in Math and Science for Teachers of Aboriginal Students, will be held in Winnipeg, MB next May.

The web site, http://www.dream-catching.com, will be updated shortly and registration will be available starting in August.

Next issue The next issue of the MPES newsletter is due out in two weeks. If you have any information you’d like to share with colleagues please email it to dawn @ nativeaccess DOT com.

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