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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Elwy Yost completed secondary school at Weston Collegiate. Tom Boone taught Elwy Yost English for four years at Weston Collegiate, in what is now part of Toronto.
Yost went on to university, then a stint as an actor and six years at A.V. Roe as an employee counsellor. Yost still remembers the smell of the acetylene torches cutting the finished Avro Arrows into scrap on the orders of the government. Yost was looking for work when an old friend, now a teacher, told him he had a natural gift for teaching. Yost thought this sounded interesting and called Tom Boone, now director of education in Etobicoke.
Yost taught English for five years, using movies often in class. He also moonlighted as a panellist on some CBC TV shows.
A graduate of the University of Toronto with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree and the holder of a permanent high school teacher's certificate, Mr. Elwy Yost has had a varied and fascinating career in education, in public relations and in the entertainment world.
He is a man of many talents. He has taught English at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate. He has written, produced, directed and acted in film and on the stage. He has worked for the Toronto Star in promotion and publicity. He has worked as a human relations counsellor for Avro Aircraft. He has written a number of plays for CBC Radio. He has been a panelist on several TV shows and he has hosted several more. He was the executive director for the Metropolitan Educational Television Association of Toronto between 1964 and 1970. Since 1970 he has been with Tv Ontario where he now holds the position of Executive Producer. Currently he is the host of Saturday Night at the Movies for which he has been nominated as best host/TV interviewer for the eleventh annual ACTRA Awards for broadcasting. He also hosts Magic Shadows, Talking Film and Rough Cuts.
His interests in movies and education merged when he went to work for the Metropolitan Education Television Association (META). Then, TVOntario beckoned, and about 30 years and one Order of Canada.
- "Elwy Yost." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 11 Jun 2009, 06:37 UTC. 3 Jan 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elwy_Yost&oldid=295731792>.
- "Elwy Yost’s Remarkable Teacher." Professionally Speaking. Ontario College of Teachers. 1 Dec 1999. 3 Jan 2010 <http://www.oct.ca/publications/professionally_speaking/december_1999/remark.htm>
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