I have experience teaching in a variety of educational settings, including: Teaching ESL to Kindergartens in Santiago, Chile Teaching Mindfulness to Grade Ones in Toronto Teaching Grade 1-4 in the TDSB Online mentoring for teenage writers in the TDSB After-school writing classes for high school students (ages 8-18) Mindfulness training for OISE student teachers
I was born into a family of teachers and have been teaching for almost ten years. My main interest is in mindfulness education and teaching using the senses.
Recipient of 2013 Canada Council for the Arts Writing and Publishing Grant Recipient of 2010 Canada Council for the Arts Writing and Publishing Grant Recipient of 2010 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Recipient of 2011 CGS-MSFSS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement -- o Short-listed for the Duke University Lange-Paul Taylor Award o Winner of the 2011 LitPop competition (part of Pop Montréal) o Winner of the 2010 EVENT Magazine Non-Fiction Contest o Winner of the 2011 OCW True Fiction Contest o Short-listed for the Creative Non Fiction “Food Theme” Contest
I have a BA from McGill University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. I am currently pursuing my Master of Teaching at OISE, University of Toronto.
I am very excited to be on teacherspayteachers.com. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at cepurquhartATgmail.com, or visit my website at www.chrisurquhart.ca!