This teacher even makes Shakespeare fun

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

When the Flamborough Review announced that its popular Teacher of the Month feature was back in class recently, Waterdown District High School students Ashley and Lianne Capra didn't hesitate to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard - to nominate someone they thought deserving.

"We would like to nominate one of our teachers, Mr. (Nathan) Tidridge," they wrote. "Last year was his first year teaching and, in our opinion, he did an outstanding job!"

This year, Tidridge is teaching history (his class was featured in a recent issue in the Review, for its "Amazing Race" theme).

But for the Capra sisters, it was his knack for bringing the Bard to life that earned him the nod for Teacher of the Month.

"We got to act out Shakespeare," said Ashley, who is now in Grade 12.

"Everything just made so much sense," added Lianne, now in Grade 11.

But both girls note that Tidridge, who graduated from WDHS himself, went above and beyond the call when it came to treating his students with respect.

"He was 100 per cent dedicated to his students, as students and as people," they wrote. "He made class fun and interesting and made sure everyone understood everything.

Through an unexpected family tragedy, the Capras also experienced compassion in the classroom.

"He was very understanding and made us feel better with his kind words and gestures," they note. "Overall, he is an awesome person, who definitely deserves to be recognized."

As Teacher of the Month, Tidridge received a gift from the Review, as well as a voucher for a class pizza party, thanks to program sponsor, Pizza Hut Waterdown.

Readers who know a great teacher and want them to be recognized can submit their nomination to the Flamborough Review. E-mail them to editor@flamboroughreview.com, fax them to 905-689-3110 or drop them off at 30 Main Street North in Waterdown. Remember to include names (the nominators, as well as the teacher), the school, contact information and a short explanation why you think your teacher is the head of the class.

This teacher even makes Shakespeare fun

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

When the Flamborough Review announced that its popular Teacher of the Month feature was back in class recently, Waterdown District High School students Ashley and Lianne Capra didn't hesitate to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard - to nominate someone they thought deserving.

"We would like to nominate one of our teachers, Mr. (Nathan) Tidridge," they wrote. "Last year was his first year teaching and, in our opinion, he did an outstanding job!"

This year, Tidridge is teaching history (his class was featured in a recent issue in the Review, for its "Amazing Race" theme).

But for the Capra sisters, it was his knack for bringing the Bard to life that earned him the nod for Teacher of the Month.

"We got to act out Shakespeare," said Ashley, who is now in Grade 12.

"Everything just made so much sense," added Lianne, now in Grade 11.

But both girls note that Tidridge, who graduated from WDHS himself, went above and beyond the call when it came to treating his students with respect.

"He was 100 per cent dedicated to his students, as students and as people," they wrote. "He made class fun and interesting and made sure everyone understood everything.

Through an unexpected family tragedy, the Capras also experienced compassion in the classroom.

"He was very understanding and made us feel better with his kind words and gestures," they note. "Overall, he is an awesome person, who definitely deserves to be recognized."

As Teacher of the Month, Tidridge received a gift from the Review, as well as a voucher for a class pizza party, thanks to program sponsor, Pizza Hut Waterdown.

Readers who know a great teacher and want them to be recognized can submit their nomination to the Flamborough Review. E-mail them to editor@flamboroughreview.com, fax them to 905-689-3110 or drop them off at 30 Main Street North in Waterdown. Remember to include names (the nominators, as well as the teacher), the school, contact information and a short explanation why you think your teacher is the head of the class.

This teacher even makes Shakespeare fun

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

When the Flamborough Review announced that its popular Teacher of the Month feature was back in class recently, Waterdown District High School students Ashley and Lianne Capra didn't hesitate to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboard - to nominate someone they thought deserving.

"We would like to nominate one of our teachers, Mr. (Nathan) Tidridge," they wrote. "Last year was his first year teaching and, in our opinion, he did an outstanding job!"

This year, Tidridge is teaching history (his class was featured in a recent issue in the Review, for its "Amazing Race" theme).

But for the Capra sisters, it was his knack for bringing the Bard to life that earned him the nod for Teacher of the Month.

"We got to act out Shakespeare," said Ashley, who is now in Grade 12.

"Everything just made so much sense," added Lianne, now in Grade 11.

But both girls note that Tidridge, who graduated from WDHS himself, went above and beyond the call when it came to treating his students with respect.

"He was 100 per cent dedicated to his students, as students and as people," they wrote. "He made class fun and interesting and made sure everyone understood everything.

Through an unexpected family tragedy, the Capras also experienced compassion in the classroom.

"He was very understanding and made us feel better with his kind words and gestures," they note. "Overall, he is an awesome person, who definitely deserves to be recognized."

As Teacher of the Month, Tidridge received a gift from the Review, as well as a voucher for a class pizza party, thanks to program sponsor, Pizza Hut Waterdown.

Readers who know a great teacher and want them to be recognized can submit their nomination to the Flamborough Review. E-mail them to editor@flamboroughreview.com, fax them to 905-689-3110 or drop them off at 30 Main Street North in Waterdown. Remember to include names (the nominators, as well as the teacher), the school, contact information and a short explanation why you think your teacher is the head of the class.