- Grades 9-12 English and ESL in Kashechewan, ON - LTOs in Grades 5, 6, and 8 - 3.5+ years in Grades 1/2 - 2 years in SK/1 - 2 years in Ontario Kindergarten - several ESL programs for Queen's University School of English - participated in a collaborative inquiry (supervised by our literacy consultant) focusing on the impact of explicit phonics instruction on reading and writing scores/fluency
I am becoming more inspired by natural, Reggio Emilia, inquiry-based learning, and technology-integration. My classroom integrates expectations of self regulation, kindness, and social justice. I believe in focusing on student work - not on cute clipart (also, it keeps them focused on completing the learning task). See more about my teaching journey at http://misslaidlaw.blogspot.ca/.
I am an Ontario-trained and -certified teacher with primary, junior, intermediate, and senior qualifications. I am also qualified in Special Education and English as a Second Language. I hold a B.A. Arts Honours and a Bachelor of Education.
I joined TPT as a seller in July 2014!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Instrumental Music, Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Canadian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Library Sciences, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Cooking, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, en Français, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Halloween, Dance, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, American Sign Language, Handwriting, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics