I have been an Art/English teacher for over twenty years. I am a professional artist and I write and illustrate books. I am a sessional lecturer at Australian Catholic University where I teach Pre Service Teachers the Creative Arts. My main specialty is finding ways to prepare the classroom for cooperative, collaborative, arts based project inquiry.
I teach language through the Creative Arts and I have a strong belief in Communities of Inquiry and Studio Practice. I integrate creative arts activities with writing, math and social entrepreneurial approaches to self directed learning. I use communicative paradigms such as cartooning, comic book creation, jigsaw creation and other functional aspects of these integrated learning partnership styles such as functional grammar, whole language approaches and functional coding and digital manipulation.
I have several publications. I write comics and illustrate books. I illustrated a comic for Queensland Child & Youth Mental Health . My latest book is called Global Citizens Creative Arts Text. Insights and Activities. It is on sale at Amazon.com
* Masters in Education (Arts) * Certificate IV Training & Assessment * Bachelor of Arts * Diploma of Fine Art * Certificate of Educational Leadership *Currently I am studying Instructional Design @ Canvas MOOC Certificate IV Accounting
I live in the country and spend my time writing and painting.