Charles L. Lahaie
I want you to know that I think you and I are worthy. You will learn this from my words and actions--how I treat you and how I treat myself.
I want you to engage with the world from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of love, belonging, and joy every time you see me practice self-compassion and embrace my own imperfections.
We will practice courage by showing up, letting ourselves be seen, and honouring vulnerability. We will share our stories of struggle and strength. There will always be room in our classroom for both.
I will teach you compassion by practising compassion with myself first; then with each other. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honour hard work, hope, and perseverance.
You will learn accountability and respect by watching me make mistakes and make amends, and by watching how I ask for what I need and talk about how I feel.
I want you to know joy, so together we will practice gratitude.
I want you to feel joy, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.
Together we will face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.
We will laugh and fail and try again and maybe visit success for awhile. Maybe. But we will always have permission to be ourselves with each other. No matter what, you will always belong here.
As we begin our wholehearted journey together, the greatest gift that I can give to you is to live and love with my whole heart and to dare greatly.
I will not teach or show you anything perfectly, but I will let you see me, and I will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you, truly, and deeply.-----
University of Ottawa
1994 - 1995
Bachelor of Education
Level: Middle Years
By the luck of the draw, the incredible support of my then wife, the fact that I am male, and an immense amount of dedicated work, I was accepted in the Faculty.
If I ever did anything right for myself this was it. I performed extremely well for a self-described then socially and psychologically messed up individual.
I wanted to be a teacher because of my mother and a Phys. Ed. teacher because I love sports, unknowing then the satisfaction this would give me as a classroom teacher now.
University of Ottawa
1992 - 1994
Bachelor of Arts
I enrolled in this program for two reasons, first, it was the quickest way to a B.ED., second, I wanted to do better than minimum wage. Along the way I realized that I actually enjoyed reading and learning; a paradigm shift for me since I thought sports was all there was.
I performed sometimes well and sometimes not so well, but at least I started to find and more importantly to redefine myself: I realized that I actually liked studying, history, and the flow of new ideas in my mind.
I could barely read or write in English at that time but I took 2 courses delivered in English. I had blind guts then. The guts I show today are more calculated, or so I say.
University of Ottawa
1984 - 1988
Bachelor of Physical Education and Health
Completed 3.5 years of 4 years (Withdrew)
I enrolled in this program for one reason, I had no clue want I wanted to do. So I did what came easy for me, sports. But the pragram is not about sports. It's about math, chemistry, biology, physics, and physiology
I performed very well in socializing but not so well in my program. My GPA plunged every semester. And I still did not care.
Eventually the program kicked me out for good, I did not show up to classes and hence failed too much for them to keep investing in me.
Funny that what I learned from this program (physiology) and what I failed at twice (physic's kinematics and dynamics) is what I love doing as a classroom teacher now. Life is strange and wonderful.
Sept 1997 - Now
Adult Education, Middle Years, High School
Web Designer & Developer
1999 - Now
HTML to PHP, MySQL, and Jquery
2008 - Now
Ideas: I am familiar with Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, World History, Canadian History, North American First Nations History and Canadian First Nations Treaties.
Language: I am a 100% fluent in French and English. Furthermore, I can speak a little bit of Computer Code, Swampy Cree, Romanian, German and Korean.
Books: I am presently mentally stimulated with these authors.
Quality education is vital for success, and I can't believe my worth can be listed!
|November 23, 2015||Restoring Our People: Professional Development Workshop
Offered and hosted by Misipawistik Cree Nation. The workshop, presented by Jeff Wastesicoot and Peter Constant, helped me better understand the strong connection between language (Cree) and the land.
|Grand Rapids, Manitoba|
|November 3-4, 2015||We Are All Treaty People: 2 Day Professional Development Workshop
Offered by TRCM, and hosted by Mountain View School Division, The 2-day workshop helped me better understand the historic context of Treaties and Treaty Relationships, and the relevance of Treaties today, including their connection to present-day issues such as land disputes and the Idle No More movement. I did unpack misconceptions and stereotypes about First Nations peoples, and learn practical strategies to address and undo them. I left this workshop with a richer appreciation of the diverse cultures, traditions and daily lives of Indigenous peoples and Nations, and a deeper understanding of how I can be an effective and engaged Treaty Partner.
|October 15-16, 2015||Understanding Anxiety in Children
Terry Warburton, Certified Professional Counsellor.
Discovering the Power of Choice
Willow Sweeney, Motivational Speaker and Trainer.
|September 19, 2015||Regional Badminton Rules and Umpire Clinic Level I
Justin Friesen, Manitoba Badminton Provincial Coach.
|Sport 4 Life Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|October 17-18, 2014||Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain
Marcia Tate, EdD, Educational Consultant.
|October 16-17, 2013||Talk About Assessment: Eight Big Ideas to Support Learning for All Students
Damian Cooper, Independent Education Consultant.
|October, 2013||Geographic Information System (GIS)
I learned to use Esri's ArcGIS at Pre-SAGE and SAGE.
|April 11-12, 2012||Integrating New Technologies Into Your Literacy Curriculum
Julie Coiro, Ph.D., Professor and Consultant.
|June 26, 2012||Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative's Entrepreneurship Program
Susan Aris, MAEI/IEAM Facilitator.
|April 13-14, 2011||Universal Design for Learning
Maggie McDonnell, Teacher and Consultant.
|October 14-15, 2010||Making Classroom Assessment Work (book by Anne Davies)
Sandra Herbst, System Leader and Consultant.
Colour Spectrums: Personality Styles and Human Dynamics
Rob Chubb, Founder, Director, and Facilitator.
|November 22-23, 2010||Violent Threat Risk Assessment Training Level I
Lethbridge College via Laurie Fourré, Frontier School Division.
|Grand Rapids, Manitoba|
|April 15-16, 2009||Brain-Based Reading Strategies
Colleen Politano, M.Ed., Education Consultant.
|November 21, 2008||Regional Basketball Referee Clinic Level I
|October 16-17, 2008||Using Smart-boards in the Classroom
Charles Lahaie (Me), Teacher.
|April 9-13, 2007||Toshiba Multi-Functional Products Technical Training
I learned how to maintain and repair Toshiba e-Studio 230/280 photocopying machines.
|April-July, 1996||1996 Canadian Federal Census Prescott-Russell Team Leader
I was chosen out of 60 applicants to form a team to complete the region's federal census for 1996.