I have been practicing in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Recreation, Elementary and Post Secondary Education for over 25 years. Sharing my wealth of expertise and resources with colleagues, as well as participating in professional growth opportunities are common practices in my professional life as a teacher. Consistently creating and employing new ideas that I learn, serve to promote and motivate the learning process for students in my classroom.
The activity play-based, content focused, learning model that I have honed over my career, incorporates all of the Essential Classroom Practices into daily routines. This has proven to be extremely successful in achieving class averages in numeracy and literacy, in which 80% of my students consistently meet or exceed the provincial standards. It is my belief that this is realized through a learning environment in which each of the Essential Classroom Practices are included and regularly utilized in classroom practices.
Dean's Honors, Georgian College, Early Childhood Education, 1989 First Class Standing, Lakehead University, B.A., 1993 First Class Standing, Lakehead University, B.Ed., 1994 First Class Standing, Lakehead University, M.Ed., 1999
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Native Americans, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Winter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Classroom Community