Archived—Keith Samuelson

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Year: 2003 – Province: Newfoundland and Labrador

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: Prince of Wales Collegiate
24 Paton Street
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 3E7

Principal: Allister Dyke
School Telephone: 709-576-4061
School Fax: 709-576-4920
School Email: allister@pwc.k12.nf.ca
School Website: www.pwc.k12.nf.ca
Teacher Email: ksamuelson@pwc.k12.nf.ca
Teacher Website: www.pwc.k12.nf.ca/cida/manifesto
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grade 10-12/English

Teaching Approach:

Great teachers are passionate, compassionate and consistent in discipline and evaluation.

Outstanding Achievements:

Mr. Samuelson's Teaching for International Understanding framework aids to produce responsible global citizens. While learning to appreciate our nation's commitment to due process and rule of law, students are taught in a "global classroom," where patriotism and multiculturalism are seen as complementary ideas. He sees curiosity, critical thinking, ethics and communication as essential in becoming good global citizens.

He led two cross-curricular learning projects that are earning a world-wide reputation for educating young people to become responsible global citizens: the P.W.C. Holocaust Project and the World Youth Manifesto Project. These are now being used by teachers in many schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as other provinces and countries.

Mr. Samuelson also presents workshops for teachers and professionals at provincial, national and international levels, on subjects ranging from Global Classroom Initiatives to Literature for International Understanding, to The Holocaust and Human Rights.

His work has been featured in professional development magazines, newspapers and on the Library of Parliament website.

In Praise Of:

"Too many teachers overlook the extremely important aspect of English - it's a language that is meant to be spoken and enjoyed, or, in the case of Literature, linked to our lives. That's why we must study it, and I'm glad somebody finally recognizes that." - Grade 10 Student

"Keith has been able to bring the world to his classroom and his students to the world." - Principal, Prince of Wales Collegiate