Here's a typical email that I just received this morning:
"I am currently completing the final year of my Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Alberta. I am so excited to finally become a teacher in April, and I am very interested
in teaching overseas. Something that I really like about Classroom Canada is that it seems to be composed of an amazing group of teachers.
Do you know it Classroom Canada will be partaking in the education job fair at the University of Alberta in January? Thanks, I hope to hear back from you soon!"
Wow - thanks for the kind words. It's always good to hear from readers of this little blog. I completely agree - our teachers are fabulous!
Sadly, I don't think we're coming to Alberta this year. I wish we could! You can still apply for positions, and I'm happy to conduct phone interviews from Victoria. In fact, most of my teachers met me for the first time in person when I was in London just a couple of weeks ago.
Here are the dates & locations of a few of the job fairs we will be attending:
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- University of Toronto (OISE): December 12, 2008
- University of Victoria (for a presentation): December 16th, 2008
- York University: January 6th (book launch) and January 8, 2009 (job fair)
- Brock University: January 9, 2009
- Queens University: January 13, 2009
- UBC: January 23rd, 2009
- Nipissing University: January 29th (book launch) and January 30, 2009 (job fair)
- McGill University: February 2, 2009
- Concordia University: February 4, 2009
- University of Ottawa: February 6, 2009
- University of Victoria: March 5 & 6, 2009
On a final note, if you are a teacher or student teacher in any other region of Canada and want us to come to your university or city, write a comment below & let me know! If enough of you request that Classroom Canada comes to your town, then I can see if I can squeeze it in, or if one of my teachers can visit.
There are more than 2000 people reading this blog now (can you believe that?!), so I know there are more of you out there that we'd love to meet in person. According to the recent poll that just closed, most of our readers are student teachers which makes me think that there are more universities that I should visit. Please let me know which ones! Thanks.