I have been a teacher since 2010, after graduating with Honours from McGill University in Early Childhood Education. I started my teaching career in South Korea, where I worked as an English Immersion Kindergarten teacher. During my second year, I became the Head Teacher of my grade level and put a lot of effort into building a consistent, practical curriculum. I developed a love of flashcards, since I was constantly dealing with second-language learners. I have now been teaching in Montreal, Quebec for four years. I work in both English and French and am currently placed in an inner-city school where flashcards have come in handy once again!
I try to keep my teaching as visual as possible. I constantly use the SmartBoard, flashcards, drawings and videos to describe ideas and concepts to my young learners. I also label EVERYTHING to encourage reading. This has proven very successful in my classroom! I am typically the on-staff hippie and take a lot of time each year to instill a love of nature in my students. We use recycled items in our art, compost inside our classroom, grow plants, reduce waste and discuss ethical topics such as environmentalism and animal cruelty.
Leadership in Education Scholarship, McGill University Alumnae Renewable Entrance Scholarship (renewed for all four years), McGill University Dean’s List (every semester), Norah E. Holcomb Scholarship, McConnell Scholarship for high academic achievement and nominated by third-year field experience cooperating teacher and supervisor to receive the Phyllis Shapiro award.
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