I am an Ontario teacher with 11 years experience. I have taught grade 3-5 and have also been an itinerant ESL teacher. I have both reading and ESL specialist training.
I am a always looking to improve my practice as a teacher. This results in new ideas of student inquiry, student centered approaches, differentiated instruction, and targeting learning styles of students. I believe that the teacher is the leader in the classroom and guides students through their own inquiry. In my classroom students sit in groups from day one. We work as a team to make things run smoothly. Students work where they are comfortable even if that means under my desk, in a closet, or laying on the floor. I try to use technology as a tool to bring the world into my classroom. I love my job!!
It is an Honour when people write you to tell you what a difference that you made for a student. I always post these where I can see them and they are worth more to me than any trophy. "I have never come across a teacher yet, whom cares so much about her students and always goes above and beyond, your compassion is truly admirable" -Parent "When I feel that I can not do it you lift me up..." - Student "this class is full of children that are in a much better place because of you" - Educational Assistant "I am a better me because of you" - Student
CYW Diploma Contemporary Studies Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education Reading Specialist ESL Specialist
I am a wife to a wonderful husband, and mother to two beautiful girls and one very busy boy.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, Place Value, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering, Classroom Community