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Message from Jack Toth: Creating Strong Relationships

Establishing strong student-teacher relationships can be one of the most complex but important roles in an educator’s career. Through my years of experience, I have come to believe that student-teacher relationships are foundational for student success. I have seen the dramatic difference that a student-centered relational teaching process can have in developing more confident students

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A Twist on Family Day Fun: A Weekend of Self-Discovery?

Media Advisory Calgary, Alberta – February 11, 2013 – Parents looking for something memorable to do with the kids this Family Day weekend are encouraged to take time to discover something new: each other. Calgary-based nonprofit Impact Society is offering its new video series – EVERYDAY HEROES®– free to 25 families. The series features a

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Message from Jack Toth: December 2012

I write this letter on the heels of the tragic event in Connecticut, USA. It is impossible to hear of this tragedy and not be gripped by the horror and senseless loss of precious life. We, like you, join our hearts in prayer and condolences for those who have lost so much. For many, the

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Leaving the Classroom

It’s been thirteen years in teaching, four of them in this room – this room into which I have poured thousands of words, hundreds of emotions and countless hours of my time.  This is the room where I have spoken with parents, made Christmas dinner, written reports, learned how to rap and watched dreams take

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Impact Society Shares Bullying Prevention Approach on CTV Morning Live

The debate continues over whether Alberta’s new Education Act will sufficiently deal with bullying. Framing a little differently than what we hear in mainstream media, Dr. Wayne Hammond, CEO & Founder of Resiiency Initiatives and Jodi Dawson, VP of Impact Society share their thoughts on how it’s relationships, not legislative that can stop bullying. Watch

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