I have wanted to be a teacher ever since I was 7 years old. At first it was because my first grade teacher was amazing and made school an exciting and inspiring place to learn, play and be. When I reached Middle School, however, I wanted to be a teacher for the opposite reason. Our teachers were unkind and unhappy. Grades 6-8 were difficult for me and for my friends and I was determined that when I grew up, I would help other kids make the most of the middle years academically, socially and emotionally.
I have been teaching middle and high school students since 1998 in Canada, the United States and at an international school in Thailand. My curricular focus has been in the Humanities; Language Arts and Social Studies and I have worked hard to integrate digital learning into every aspect of the program.
Currently, I am
- Co-creating and facilitating introductory coding and computational thinking workshops for teachers and students (online and face to face)
- Co-creating and facilitating digital literacy workshops for teachers and students (online and face to face)
- Reviewing teacher created classroom resources before publication
- Editing and revising teacher certification texts (ESOL and ELA teachers)
March 12, 2017
My Lesson Plans
March 10, 2017
May 15, 2016
January 28, 2016
January 18, 2016