Kamloops teacher recognized with award from Canadian government

Local teacher wins award

A Kamloops educator has earned a national award for teaching excellence.

Brandon Bell, a teacher at Marion Schilling elementary, was announced as one of 25 teachers across Canada awarded the 2022 certificate of achievement from the Government of Canada.

According to a bio included in the list of winners, it would be an understatement to describe Bell's classroom as dynamic.

“He continuously varies his class activities and his methods — employing many software programs, getting students up on their feet voting on answers, going outside for ‘real life’ math or simply having a class discussion,” the government website said.

“These different approaches capture students' imagination and keep the classroom a fun and lively learning environment.”

Bell said the news of his achievement is only slowly sinking in.

“Talking to my wife and family and stuff like that — this is kind of a big deal,” Bell told Castanet Kamloops.

“It feels pretty good. It's like, I love what I do and it's nice to get recognized. But that's not why I do it.”

A full list of recipients of the 2022 Teaching Excellence awards can be found here.

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