Milton teacher selected to sit on advisory panel with Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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Published December 8, 2021 at 4:31 pm

HDSB teacher Meena Johal selected as one of 10 Canadian educators on advisory panel with Canadian Museum for Human Rights

A Milton teacher was recently selected as one of 10 Canadian educators to sit on the Canadian Teachers’ Advisory Circle (CTAC) with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Meena Johal, a teacher at Anne J. MacArthur Public School in Milton was selected along with nine other educators.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights began the CTAC in order to create content and resources for educators across Canada. The CTAC guides the development of new education programs and resources as well as reviews and pilots new programs with students.

“The HDSB has taken steps to ensure that human rights are not only taught as a value but as something we all have the power and ability to uphold and promote,” said Johal.

“With this opportunity, my goal is to share some learning and work from my Junior classroom but I also hope to highlight events, such as the HDSB Human Rights Symposium, as one of many tangible steps the HDSB has taken to promote human rights within the board.”

Johal expressed her excitement over the opportunity to be on such a prestigious panel.

“Having a voice and space at a table that will have a national impact is imperative to ensure that various perspectives and lived experiences are represented and included in authentic ways.”

“Especially when those voices belong to groups that have, and continue to be, excluded when creating content and programming for students that come from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.”

Steve Pilibbossian, Principal at Anne J. MacArthur Public School said, “Meena’s involvement and sharing of her learning and experiences will expand our school’s implementation of culturally responsive instruction and anti-oppressive practices, improving teacher practice in order to improve student engagement and achievement.”

Photo: Halton District School Board

 

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