Manitoba Calling
The Telephone School
Donna Fry is superintendent the Pine Creek School Division in Manitoba. Her district is home to a unique option that, while it might seem "old school" to some, capturing the imaginations of educators around the world during this time of COVID-19 disruption. Join Donna and her "telephone school" team—Steven Williams, Tammy Kruse and Diana Mae Boychuk in this compelling series about access for ALL students.


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In this final episode of the series, teaching-principal Sarah Blair joins the TMO team to talk about her experience in teaching through the telephone. Sarah teaches in a multi-age Hutterite school near Austin, Manitoba and it won’t take you long to…

The Telephone School (Teacher Mediated Option) team is joined by Morgan, a grade 11 student from Northern Manitoba. The TMO option has allowed Morgan and her siblings to stay in their home community, learn through the telephone and develop a powerful…

In this episode, host Donna Miller Fry and her Telephone School team of Steven Williams, Tammy Kruse and Diana Mae Boychuk are joined by TMO veterans Joshua Waldner and Tyler Pretty to talk about what they have learned about teaching over the…

Join Donna Fry and her TMO team— Steven Williams, Tammy Kruse and Diana Mae Boychuk—as they tell us about the history of the Telephone School, why it exists as well as the challenges and the opportunities presented by this option.