Who Is NOBODY? is featured on the Ottawa Morning A Channel.
How the kids listened to each other when they were presenting and how they cheered each other on— Sarah Newman, teacher
Teachers talk about the teaching resource Who Is Nobody? and the impact it has made on the students in their classes.
Ottawa Morning A Channel interviews two grade 5 teachers from North Gower-Marlborough Public School in the Ottawa Carlton District School Board.
Video at a Glance
School: North Gower-Marlborough Public School School Board: Ottawa Carlton District School Board Grade: 5 Teachers: Leslie Mott & Sarah Newman Some Who Is NOBODY? Projects completed by this class: Swim-a-thons, Food Drives, Headshots in NHL Lobby, Animal Rights.
“[The projects] range from food drives to swim-a-thons to helping a neighbour, helping their own families, local farmers … it was amazing to see what kids come up with and what they were passionate about.” – Sarah Newman, grade 5 teacher
“How the kids listened to each other when they were presenting and how they cheered each other on. It was really nice to see this in the classroom … the atmosphere, the support for each other was really great.” – Sarah Newman, grade 5 teacher
“One of our students [attached a toque to NOBODY because they] lobbied against headshots in the NHL. Another student worked with her neighbour who has down syndrome … we have lots of animal lovers who supported animals and their rights.” – Sarah Newman, grade 5 teacher
“My doll has hair because two of my students cut their hair to make wigs for kids with cancer.” – Leslie Mott, grade 5 teacher
“What was really exciting is that a lot of students signed up to take NOBODY home on their birthday because it was something they wanted to do as a birthday celebration—to do something for their community.” – Leslie Mott, grade 5 teacher
This video appeared on Ottawa Morning A Channel on June 12th 2008
Who Is NOBODY? is a literacy-based bullying prevention program for Grades 1 – 12 that applies the curriculum to real-life experiences. Students build self-esteem by discovering their strengths and using them to help others.