Mr. Christopher Brian Gardner

B.A., B.Ed.

A Cross-Curricular Look at ‘Blood Diamonds & Conflict Minerals’

The following is a 3-4 day lesson-plan designed for a World Issues 120 class, on the topic of conflict diamonds and minerals.  It meets curriculum outcomes in both the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Edu-Tweet ‘Em

In the 21st Century, student needs, interests and primary means of communication are far different than in the past. As educators, embracing these changes can be very valuable in connecting … Continue reading

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Lawrence (A Eulogy)

*This post is dedicated to Lawrence Douglas Sullivan (1937-2012)* A eulogy can be an interesting work of literature to incorporate into an English Language Arts course. Many curricular goals will … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sleep Tight Fellow Citizens

I want to take a minute to point students, parents and fellow educators alike to a recent article I came across in the Globe & Mail, written by Adriana Barton. … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Tragedy of Canadian History

J.L. Granatstein, author of ‘Who Killed Canadian History,’ wrote that “Canada must be one of the few nations in the world, certainly one of the few Western industrialized states, that … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 5 Comments

Bomb Shelter (Leadership Activity)

This is a great activity I came across while teaching Leadership 120 at the high-school level.  After students have completed this activity in groups, and presented their choices to the … Continue reading

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Add Physical Education/Leadership To The Bill!

Well I hit a milestone this past week as a newly certified supply teacher in New Brunswick, Canada. I landed my first full week of bookings, something many supply teachers … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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