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Year: 2002 – Province: Quebec
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Lindsay Place High School
111, avenue Broadview
Pointe-Claire, Quebec H9R 3Z3
Principal: James MacKinnon
School Telephone: 514-694-2760
School Fax: 514-694-2769
School Website: www.lbpsb.qc.ca/~lindsayplace/
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 9-11, science, history
- Do not compartmentalize teaching; instead show students the interconnections of various disciplines.
- Immersion and second-language training will do much for our future citizens by reducing linguistic tensions and promoting harmony across the country.
Inspires and excites students about learning with relevant, interesting field trips:
- history students travel to Old Montréal, the Parliament buildings in Ottawa and museums
- biology students travel to Huntsman Marine Science Centre in New Brunswick where they carry out experiments in the field and interact with professional scientists.
Designed processes to help students organize and understand biology and history course material:
- students create a "time line" for the course, so they learn to view historical events in context, improving comprehension and retention
- students use index cards to organize relevant information; easier to organize and review than a textbook, these cards also serve as a useful way for Falmagne to review students' use of French grammar and their grasp of the important facts in each unit
- students develop and play a version of Trivial Pursuit using categories and information from the course to create the questions.
Her teaching, described as "charismatic" and "outstanding" by her peers and students, yields impressive results. In the past five years, 90 percent of her students have passed the provincial Canadian History exam on their first attempt, compared to a provincial average of 70 percent. More than half of the school board's students who achieved a perfect score on the exam came from her classes.
"She has left imprints that will forever stay with me as I live to make further decisions. She has opened some doors that would otherwise stayed shut." Former studentl
"It is clear that she represents the kind of teacher who provides our students with the relevant technological, academic and linguistic skills to prosper in the Canada of today and tomorrow." Colleaguel