Year One tells the story of the challenges, doubts and rewards that await newly qualified teachers as they go through their first year in school. It observes young women and men imbued with a sometimes fragile passion for teaching, who hope to play a significant role in the lives of their students and to change the world of education. The teachers profiled in YEAR ONE are in their early twenties and work in high schools in Greater Montreal and Quebec City. There’s Dominique, who teaches math like a camp counselor and Isabelle, who is trying to help disadvantaged students in Laval learn basic French. Jérémie, the only guy in the group manages to get teenage girls interested in science. Anne, also a science teacher is having rather a hard time at her private school and Catherine, who has inherited a class of kids with behavioural problems. These young teachers discover a world of contrasts, where discipline problems are not always what one would expect, as they embark on a profession that requires them to be educator, psychologist and entertainer all rolled into one.
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