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Jamie Mason Cohen is Co-Director, Student Activities and a High School English Teacher in Maple, Ontario. Cohen is the recipient of “The SOLE Challenge,” an international teaching award sponsored by TED Youth Conference and The Huffington Post, and is a TEDx speaker. His work is featured in the upcoming issue of Ontario College of Teachers’ magazine, Professionally Speaking, for the second consecutive year as well in TED.com, the JW Foundation’s, The Art of Learning Project, and the scholarly journal, Jewish Educational Leadership.
After years of working behind the scenes for Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels in New York, Jamie created synergy between his knowledge of entertainment, arts, media, and education to generate unconventional teaching strategies for educators.
With over a decade of classroom experience, Jamie’s professional passion is to find creative ways to instill in his students a love of learning and to help them develop real-world skills as well as give teachers inspiring and practical tools to make their jobs easier, more fun, and increasingly effective.
Cohen’s credits include the design and implementation of teacher training workshops for schools in the Toronto District School Board, York Region District School Board, the Canadian Pre-University Programme in Malaysia, Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto and education seminars such as RAVSAK Day School Conference and the Digital J Learning Network’s Webinar series. He lives in Maple, Ontario with his wife, Karen and their two children.