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John Trites Geography teacher of the month

07 Feb 2019 4:06 PM | Ted MacKinnon (Administrator)

John Trites, Vice President of GANS from 2016 to 2018, recently was selected as Canadian Geographic's Geography teacher of the month.

Nova Scotia teacher with a passion for human geography helps shape the next generation of educators

Nova Scotia geography teacher John Trites with his dog Atlas

John Trites , the former Atlantic representative for the Canadian Geographic Education executive committee, honed his craft as a geography teacher at Horton High School in Wolfville, N.S. After 33 years in the public school system, Trites moved on to a different role, mentoring the next generation of educators.

For about a decade now, he has been teaching geography methods to pre-service teachers at Acadia University. Trites has also been teaching educators about advanced placement human geography, a subject close to his heart, for the College Board of the United States. In 2000, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society recognized Trites’ lifelong commitment to geography education with the Geographic Literacy Award.

On teaching human and urban geography in high school

One of my favorite projects was having students ...

Click here to continue reading the article by Tanya Kirnishni on the Canadian Geographic website.

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