Jason Monteith

Jason Monteith has taught history, geography and cooperative education in his 9 years with the Toronto District School Board. At his current school, he is the department head for the Canadian and World Studies Department. In this role he oversees the delivery of courses focusing on history, geography, politics, law and civics. Jason is currently teaching Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity as well as Canadian History. As an educator he is passionate about building capacity within his students, encouraging them to become fully engaged citizens who critically engage with the world around them, enabling them challenge the status quo. He writes in reflection of classroom successes in order to share best practices and to learn from others.

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Establishing a Safe Classroom in Order to Explore Difficult Topics

Posted by Jason Monteith on January 22, 2015

What does a safe classroom look like to you?

I am sure in thinking about a safe classroom some key terms such as respectful, inclusive, or equitable cross your mind.

What would happen if you asked your class the same question?

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Topics: Back-To-School, Safe Schools, Strategies, Lesson Ideas, Inside a Genocide Classroom


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