Research shows that the simple act of writing is a natural learning process that nurtures children’s development, supports academic success and creates responsible, confident and caring people.
Award-winning literary artist and author Peter Jailall’s latest book – Jottings: A Teacher’s Logbook – celebrates the rhythm and cadence of language and allows him to share his passion for empowering children through literacy.
The book was officially launched last week at the Mississauga Central Library.
“This book is a collection of my thoughts and ideas about teaching and learning since I began my career in 1963,” said Jailall, who is a member of the Racial Minority Writer’s Collective and the League of Canadian Poets. “The preparation for life in Canadian society should be encouraged in schools by developing programs that emphasize equality of opportunity, a sense of belonging, a sense of being treated fairly, and a feeling of high self-esteem.”
A Mississauga resident since 1977, Jailall taught with the Peel District School Board for 23 years before retiring in 1988.
With financial assistance from the Canadian International Development Agency, Jailall has been conducting teacher training in Guyana – where he was born 70 years ago – since 1985.