Teaching at the high school level for more than 30 years has allowed me to see and use many new curriculums and teaching methods. I still love my job! I teach in a self-directed learning school that is now in its 24th year of operation. After teaching in several different subject areas I am now doing what I love the most and that is teaching French as a Second Language. After doing Professional Development both within my own school district and outside of it I decided that it was time to further "improve myself". I went back to school and have now completed my Post Graduate Studies in Education with an emphasis on 21st Century learning and students in the 21st Century classroom. I love teaching and travelling and learning about cultures around the world!
I believe that students should learn in the manner that is most suited to them. Because of this I work at tailoring my lessons to the specific needs of my students - whether it be as a group or on an individual basis.
For me honours and awards go far beyond receiving something on a piece of paper. My most precious awards are my graduated students who continue to come back to visit me years after they have begun their adult lives. That in itself is better than most anything!
I have a Bachelors of Arts Degree with a Professional Teaching Certificate. I have also completed my Post Graduate Studies and received my two-year Diploma in Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century Classroom! :) Never too old to learn and improve!
The secondary school that I teach in is a member of the Canadian Coalition of Self-Directed Learning. I have been writing curriculum on a continuous basis over the years and am one of the original teaching members of this school. We have just celebrated our 22 year anniversary of opening our doors.
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, World Language, French, Spanish, German, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Literature, Writing, enFrançais, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, American Sign Language, End of Year