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 Christine Bodt



Honours B.A. (University of Guelph)
Post-Graduate Journalism Diploma (Sheridan College)
Teaching Certificate Program (Canisius College)
Joined Branksome in 2010
Teaches Grade 5







“You can’t possibly teach a child everything there is to know, but you can teach the skills that will help a child become a lifelong learner.”
 
I transitioned to teaching after spending seven years in the field of public relations, so I really like to focus on delivering a clear message when I teach. I'm constantly exploring new ways to communicate and share information with my students.
 
I've taught the IB in many countries, including schools in Singapore, Beijing, and Moscow. Each experience has reinforced how wonderful the IB is at fostering globally minded students and building a consistent philosophy of learning.
 
Branksome provides excellent opportunities to develop and share my own teaching experiences. Through the school, I've travelled to Cambodia to participate in training workshops with young teachers. I find it incredibly rewarding to contribute to the educational community by supporting fellow teachers as they learn new skills.
 
The IB's approach to transdisciplinary learning allows me to weave meaningful connections between many different subjects. My students really respond to lessons that unify ideas across Languages, Math and the Social Sciences.
 
My favourite quotation is by William Butler Yeats: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. You can't possibly teach a child everything there is to know, but you can teach the skills that will help a child become a lifelong learner. My role is to ignite a passion for learning in each of my students that will help them grow and succeed throughout their lives.
 
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