Ariel Vente

Ariel is a teacher at Nelson Mandela Park PS with the TDSB, and a graduate of York University Faculty of Education (Regent Park site). He has diverse teaching experiences ranging from Gr. 1-8 including Special Education and teaching Gifted classes. Equity, social justice, culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy are central to Ariel’s teaching and integrated into all aspects of his teaching. He is a firm believer in teaching the whole child and helping to foster and develop students who will become our future leaders. His goal is to harness the power of youth to be change agents, and to think critically of the world around them. Ultimately, Ariel hopes to create an army of students who will become "Equity storm troopers.”

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Collaboration: The FHAO Way

Posted by Ariel Vente on March 13, 2013

As mentioned in my previous post, doing professional development with Facing History has been a very transformative experience for me as an educator. Many teachers attend PDs, seminars and workshops, and quite often, there is not much follow-up afterward, but with Facing History, the staff ensures that they provide resources and follow-up with teachers attending their seminars.

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Topics: Professional Development, Facing History Resources

From Transformational Learning to Action

Posted by Ariel Vente on January 30, 2013

August 15-19, 2011 was a transformative week for me as an educator as I had the honour of attending Facing History ‘s “Holocaust and Human Behaviour” Seminar in Toronto.

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Topics: Professional Development


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