My career may be short so far, but my diverse teaching experience has allowed me many opportunities to create and deliver creative and successful lessons in the English and French classrooms. My first year as a teacher was spent living in a rural, coastal community of only 60 people. At a k-12 school with only 9 students, I was responsible for teaching over 20 courses, in and outside my speciality areas of English and French. The small group setting and the vast array of courses I taught during my time here gave me the perfect opportunity to find lessons and projects that worked. From there I moved on to a larger school, although still k-12, and was the resident French teacher, teaching Core French to every grade in the program. I am currently in a larger centre working in a high school environment teaching both English and French courses. In total, I have experience in English language arts, English literature, Writing, Philosophy, Art, Social Studies and of course, French!
I believe in a classroom where students should feel comfortable to practice their skills, ask questions in order to grow and learn and to get involved with their learning on a personal, creative or critical way. I believe in music playing, I believe in markers and crayons in high school and I believe that laughter belongs in the classroom. I think that "learning" and "boring" are not synonyms, and that learning doesn't always feel like working. The resources I have created for Chez Elle can be used in a variety of ways and I encourage teachers to adapt the ideas presented within them for their own unique and dynamic classes.
Yet to be added
I completed my Bachelor of Arts in 2010 with a double major in English and French. A semester of my degree was spent studying French abroad. I completed my Bachelor of Education in 2011, with an intermediate/secondary designation. I am currently completing my Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies, with the intent to graduate in 2017.
Yet to be added