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education, educator memoir, teacher memoir, correctional facility, minimum-security, federal prison, New Brunswick

Just Call Me 'Teacher'
A Memoir about My Career as a Correctional Educator
by Rosemary Pineau

Teaching at all levels and at all institutions should be fun and rewarding. Teaching in a federal prison brings its own challenges and at the same time, its own rewards. Building trust between the teacher and the inmate learners is the first order of business. No inmate will learn anything until trust is established. Do you want to know about education in the Canadian federal correctional system? If you are a teacher, an education student or a graduate of any field of social services, you should read this book. You will gain insight into the behaviors of inmates and learn how well they may be managed and how much progress they are able to make in a non-threatening classroom setting. You will be surprised by the level of learning and how rewarding it is to bring struggling learners to competent achievers. Along the way, you will be amused by some of the very comical classroom occurrences. Keep an open mind and get ready to be impressed.

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Rosemary had a rewarding career as a correctional educator (teacher). Her philosophy of education is that no learner should be left behind. She believes that it is the responsibility of the teacher to make sure that this does not happen. It is interesting to seek and eventually find struggling students' learning styles which enable them to move beyond their deficits and to become successful. Rosemary's expertise is in remediation. When a teacher is able to take a student from struggling to triumphant, it is a great moment for both of them.

Rosemary lives with her husband in Riverview, New Brunswick. They have five grown children who are all married. Rosemary and Barry are able to enjoy seven grandchildren who all live close by. The whole extended family are able to get together for holidays and make a point of staying in touch frequently in between.


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