Avis Glaze: The Children Cannot Wait

Avis Glaze: The Children Cannot Wait

by Roderick Benns


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Avis Glaze was recently identified as one of the most inspiring women every educator should know. From her earliest days in Jamaica, as a young girl who was driven to teach others to read, to her rapid rise through all levels of the school system to become the founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and Ontario’s Education Commissioner, Glaze has been a persistent voice in the belief that there should be no ‘throw-away kids.’

Recognized for her record of innovations in education, including improved student learning and achievement in Ontario, she initiated system-wide character development programs in schools, communities and workplaces. This award-winning educator has been a steadfast advocate for equity of outcomes for all students. That is why Glaze has always acted with a sense of urgency because, as she often says, “the children cannot wait.”

Glaze was chosen by the Canadian government to assist with education reform in South Africa. She is in demand as a speaker across the globe, having worked in more than 22 countries and over 30 U.S. states to help maximize impact. She is truly an international leader in the field of education.

Part biography, part chronicle of achievements, this book will reignite passion and commitment to improve teaching, learning, leadership, and organizational effectiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460299821
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 01/25/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Roderick Benns is a Canadian nationalist and is the author of several books, including Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World and The Legends of Lake on the Mountain: An Early Adventure of John A. Macdonald. He is the founder of Fireside Publishing House, which has captured national media attention for its efforts to increase Canadian historical literacy. He is also the publisher of The Precarious Work Chronicle found at precariouswork.com, an emerging news site focused on challenges to Canada's employment and social policy landscape. Roderick spent nine years as senior writer for the Ontario Ministry of Education's Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and Student Achievement Division. An award-winning author and journalist, he has interviewed former prime ministers of Canada, ministers, and senators, and has written for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and National Post. Roderick is a sought-after speaker about Canada's history and its leaders, as well as on Basic Income policy. Learn more at www.roderickbenns.net

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