It is organisations such as the Canadian League for Educational Exchange (CLEE) that make being an Aussie on exchange in Canada so worthwhile.
Being part of CLEE allows for connections and experiences that would otherwise be out of reach. The Burgess family – like other Australian exchange families, converged on the nation’s capital mid May for the annual CLEE Ottawa Spring Conference.
Friday morning saw us getting into local classrooms as we visited both Bridlewood Elementary School and Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School. Being afforded this unique opportunity to teach in and experience two educational systems on opposite sides of the planet, goes to the core of developing a rich and unique personal pedagogy.