Fullback and Full Teaching – Christophe Normand

Being an outstanding fullback for the Montreal Alouettes has been a part of Christophe Normand’s curriculum since the year 2019, and he has had an amazing record in the team. It all started back in 2015 when he was drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and led to him making good money and deciding to help others.

A Wonderful New Experience

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This professional player has decided to go back to Monseigneur-Euclide-Théberge High School in Marieville where he studied to become a social studies teacher. The decision came because this pandemic has resulted in a shortage of teachers in all areas and Christophe graduated in social sciences at Université Laval in Quebec City.

Leverage and Attention

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It is uncommon to have a professional football player being your teacher as a teen and he has received mixed reactions. Some of his students were in disbelief and some others are fans and want their merchandise signed, but it all has one common result. He gets extra attention and some respect that he uses as leverage to get through to students.

Special Teacher for Special Needs

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Some of the kids that Christophe Normand is working with even have autism spectrum disorder, which just makes his feat and his help even more valuable. He has seen this as a wonderful and life-changing experience that has allowed him to tailor his teaching skills and techniques to all the different needs present in a classroom

Support from Colleagues

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In a wonderful turn of events, he now gets to be a colleague to those that were his teachers when he was in high school. Marquis Rodriguez and Martine Felton are both teachers who have taken their time and put their heads together to make sure this outstanding young man is a great teacher.

He has felt free to ask any questions that he might have regarding the job and his colleagues resolve them in good spirits, as everybody has the kids’ best interests at heart. Although he has had previous experience in teaching during the off seasons, this one is proving to be a new challenge.

All athletes need a backup plan for when the time comes to leave the field and it seems like Christophe Normand already has his. Although this young professional player still has many years to go, his passion and commitment to teaching are going to take him far in this area.