• Expanded Programs and Procedures for: • Implementing the SMARTBoard into daily lesson planning. • Team building • Exploration of educational materials • Child behaviour and guidance • Classroom management • Hands-on science and math activities • Children’s history, literature and language • Drama, music and movement for children • Physical education; healthy living • Social responsibility • Caring for the environment • Health and safety issues • Puberty programs • Use of visual cues, incentives, graphic organizers, and adaptations for learning success • Differentiated learning; teaching students with diverse learning needs
I take all learning styles into account in my teaching - kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. I have a child-centered focus to my teaching practice. I believe in setting the bar high, and having children challenge themselves. I believe that learning is not limited to what happens within the 4 walls of a classroom, and extend my teaching into the natural environment whenever possible. I learn from my students as they learn from me, and my lessons evolve from their learning.
Roots of Empathy certification BA in psychology - graduated with honors
BA (major in psychology) University of Victoria - 1982 PDP Simon Fraser University - 1993 Post Baccalaureate Program - Simon Fraser University - Diploma in Literacy - 2002
I have over twenty years hands-on experience working with children as a Teacher, Youth Worker, Special Education Assistant and Work Experience Counsellor. I have one daughter. I love to travel and experience different cultures while doing so. I speak French and Spanish. I enjoy hiking, and playing bridge with my friends.