Episode 3  – Meaningful Sentences in the Atlantic Region

Episode 3 – Meaningful Sentences in the Atlantic Region

Roberta Power talks to the Chief of Education Maurice Daigle and teacher Kelsey Henderson from the Correctional Service of Canada in the Atlantic region to explore what’s happening educationally with residents at medium and maximum institutions there. Together they chat about their roles and their strengths and weaknesses as instructors while they consider various learning styles, digital literacy needs, mental health, preparation for re-entry, and students serving long term sentences. Finally, Roberta takes up an article from News for You about prison gardens and how helpful they can be to reducing recidivism and giving a sense of purpose.

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Roberta Power

Roberta is a longtime English instructor. Now, she is the Educational Consultant in Canada for the not-for-profit ProLiteracy, New Readers Press whose mission is to raise adult literacy rates globally. Two years ago, Roberta asked if she could represent New Readers Press after using their books in her class and witnessing how well received they were.

Additionally, Roberta has a love of the English language and the human psyche; she spreads her delight in both, making self-help videos and humorous plays on her own and with her students. She has always wanted to work in a correctional environment and she's thrilled to have this opportunity to speak with the teachers and students there, offering a forum for their voices through voicEd Radio.