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Exemplary Practices — both this website and the publication — showcase the creativity and commitment of the 2000-2001 recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence.

The 15 Certificate of Excellence recipients, hailing from every part of Canada, gathered in Ottawa in May 2001 for three days of "best practice sessions." During these sessions, in often lively and informative discussions, the teachers shared their thoughts and experiences of teaching.

They looked at some of the important issues and challenges facing education today: teaching communication skills, the role of elementary school in creating lifelong learners, teaching science to students with a wide range of abilities in a rapidly changing world, professional development as a means of keeping abreast of those changes, and, finally, meeting the needs of exceptional students.

In the text throughout the website, you will find the results of those discussions, sidebar examinations of related topics and many innovative teaching practices. You will also see personal and professional profiles of the award-winning teachers and information on how to contact them.

Also included is information about the 50 recipients of the Certificate of Achievement — even more teachers from across the country who have made a significant contribution to their schools and their communities, background on the Prime Minister's Award program and details about our generous corporate sponsors.

We at the Prime Minister's Awards program hope you find the 2000-2001 edition of Exemplary Practices a valuable resource. If you have any comments, please contact us by phone 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) or email.

Features section of the Exemplary Practices 2000-2001

Articles section of the Exemplary Practices 2000-2001