A new article in the uOttawa Gazette features Faculty of Education graduate student Pearline Barrett-Fraser. Learn more about her life story and her work as an elementary school teacher and dance educator.
"I strongly believe in reciprocal learning. Students learn from me, I learn from them and they learn from one another. Together, we form a learning community. I put a lot of emphasis on the importance of building these strong relationships, and I do so by creating a classroom environment that is safe, welcoming and positive.
As a teacher, I want to see my students succeed. My role is indeed to teach them academically, but it goes way beyond! I feel like my job is to create a safe space and a support system to provide the social and emotional learnings that will help them thrive."