April Grzech (GETCA Delegate)

speakerImage Biography: April has been a teacher at Crestwood School (Edmonton Public) since 2010, although she has had 3 children during that time. She teaches Math 8 and 9 in both Academic Alternative and Academic Challenge programming. She finds her high-achieving students terrified of failure, failure being less than 100%, and any kind of enrichment can be a challenge as it's risky to students - what if they don't get it right because it's above their mastery? In response, she has developed very practical, easy to implement enrichment opportunities that ALL students benefit from, regardless of ability. She understands that teachers want the very best learning opportunities, but life doesn't allow enough minutes in the day to do it. So use her ideas, be inspired by them, and start using your time more efficiently when planning for enrichment!