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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, Richland Teachers were honoured with a special video presentation, in which students expressed gratitude to their inspiring and dedicated teachers. Learning and teaching should not stand on...

‘Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club’ Calendar

The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, Canada’s first women-only boxing club, presents a 2012 calendar in support of Shape Your Life. The calendar features 12 powerful images of Toronto’s toughest female boxers, including Richland Academy’s Grade 5/6 Teacher, Megan Cooney.

The calendars are being sold at $20 each with part of the proceeds going toward Shape Your Life, a recreational boxing program for female and trans survivors of violence.

An Ethic of Excellence

This Summer, our staff and Faculty had the opportunity to read and reflect on Ron Berger’s An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students. Drawing from his own experience as a veteran classroom teacher, Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift- a schoolwide embrace of an “ethic of excellence.”