Toronto Maple Leafs October 2023 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

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Toronto Maple Leafs October 2023 Teacher of the Month


Kamla Rambaran


McMurrich Junior Public School

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

Kamla Rambaran (OCT, MEd, BEd) is an Elementary Teacher at the Toronto District School Board. She supports an amazing professional learning network including being a Digital Lead Learner Mentor for educators across the school board. She fosters the Global Competencies through the Design Thinking process to immerse students into their learning experiences. Kamla promotes student risk-taking, critical; innovative thinking with an empathy approach. She brings together instructional practices/strategies while leveraging technology, where students are able to develop agency & share their voice in various venues, yielding positive attitudes in themselves as learners & active, responsible global citizens.

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

It’s as the program states “build students’ understanding of foundational math and science concepts, develop scientific and critical thinking skills, and provide exposure to potential math and science-based careers”. Students are really drawn into the learning in a unique way, especially for students who love hockey; while others really enjoy the guided instruction and practice during asynchronous time. The connections between “why are are learning this” & “when will we ever use this”!

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

Defense to to help support the team and the goalie!