Guelph Alumnus James Ball receives the Irwin Talesnick award for Excellence in Teaching

Posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Congratulations to James Ball on winning the Irwin Talesnick Award for Excellence in Teaching! James Ball, currently a physics teacher at Guelph's John F. Ross CVI, completed a Bachelor of Science in 1985 and a Masters of Science degree in 1987 at the University of Guelph (Department of Physics).

The award, from the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO), recognizes one teacher annually for unique and extraordinary accomplishments in teaching science to students in the province.

As one of his former students, Anita A., put it: “Knowing how to teach well is a gift. Some people have a natural passion and dedication that just push them to go above and beyond what they are required to do – there aren’t any words to truly describe it – but that was Mr. Ball”.

The award will be presented to James Ball on November 13 during STAO2015 in Toronto.

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