Archived—Kenneth Bruce

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Year: 2008 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Guelph Collegiate-Vocational Institute
155 Paisley Street
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 2P3

Principal: Judy Sorbara
School Telephone: 519-824-9800
School Fax: 519-822-5962
School Email: Subjects and Grades Taught:
School Website: http://homer.ugdsb.on.ca/gcvi/main.shtml
Subjects and Grades Taught: University Prep. Chemistry in Grades 11 and 12, and College Prep. Chemistry in Grade 12

Teaching Approach

  • Use a variety of instructional modes: Socratic lessons, exciting demonstrations, Internet clips, computer simulations, guided wet labs, student-designed wet labs, computer-based lab activities, independent study and interactive software. Modify modes based on student needs.
  • Remember, we don't teach Science -we teach young people. Science is a subject in school.

Outstanding Achievements

  • Has had a significant positive impact on disadvantaged or troubled students. These include, among others, students struggling with Asperger's syndrome, dyslexia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and addiction, as well as students who have faced personal tragedy or who are over-extended because of jobs or other commitments.
  • Over his career, a large number of his students have gone on to excel in college and university and to have successful careers. Every year, some of these students return to stand with him at commencement.

Rave Reviews

"Mr. Bruce stands out as one of the greatest teachers I have had in my school career." Former student

"I cannot even imagine the number of hours Ken has spent perfecting his craft. After 36 years in teaching, Ken continually reflects and improves upon his lessons and every student is deserving of his time." Colleague