Year: 2010-2011 – Province: Manitoba
Certificate of Achievement Recipient
585 Saint-Jean Baptiste Street
Winnipeg, MB R2H 2Y2
Grades and subjects: Grades 7 to 12
Teaching methodBenoît Pellerin’s classroom is a veritable science centre with the doors and windows open to the surrounding environment. With a contagious sense of humour and an inquiring mind, Mr. Pellerin guides his students through excursions and experiments they won’ t soon forget, establishing parallels that enable the students to remember lesson content and explain it.
- To foster learning for students who are hands-on learners, Mr. Pellerin created units on robotics for teachers of grades 7 to 10 and trained them in the presentation of these modules. Given the interest shown, Mr. Pellerin now plans to form a robotics club for students in grades 11 and 12.
- Mr. Pellerin proposed a water quality study project for the Seine River and received a $25,000 contribution from the Manitoba Water Stewardship. This funding made it possible for him to obtain the necessary equipment to enable the institution to do a long-term water quality study. The project also enabled students to work with scientists in the region. This is one of the first major scientific studies done in French in Manitoba.
"Mr. Pellerin enjoys the good things in life and above all tries to teach in a pleasant atmosphere, tying the serious to the enjoyable. As far as I’m concerned, Mr. Pellerin is the reason I was able to confirm my interest in biology….”
"I often hear his students’ laughter all the way to my classroom. … Mr. Pellerin] wants all his students to succeed….I’m very honoured to be his colleague."
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