Our Voices Have Power

Lisa Howell believes in the transformative power of education and encourages her students to not only think deeply and critically, but to also take action.

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Posted March 5, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lisa Howell was unable to present at the 11th Canada’s History Forum. Her friend Barbara Brockmann shared Lisa’s presentation on her behalf. Lisa Howell presented at the 9th Canada’s History Forum and you can see her here

Lisa empowers her students to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn from a place of emotion, not only cognition. Her students wrote and filmed a Public Service Announcement to educate the public about Jordan’s Principal. This is just one of the ways that she inspires her students to take social action.

This presentation was part of the Excellence in Teaching panel at the 11th Canada’s History Forum, Connecting Communities Through History, held on January 27, 2019.

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Governor General's History Awards Winner Lisa Howell has taught Indigenous and settler students at the elementary level for twelve years. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of Ottawa. She is a recipient of the 2018 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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