I believe that the myth of universal instruction must be addressed with differentiated learning and assessment; that meets the individual needs of each learner and allows the learner to highlight their strengths. Rather than offering solely written options for assessments, I believe that learners should have the opportunity to express themselves through an oral presentation, or multimedia. Each learner is an individual, with individual needs, individual skills, and individual ways of presenting their thoughts and opinions with the world.
I completed my Honors, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History at Trent University. I then completed my Bachelor of Education at Queens University.
I have completed three practicum placements in schools during my undergraduate and three practicum placements in schools during my Bachelor of Education year. I have experience teaching English, Math, Learning Strategies, ESL, and History. I have worked with students from grade 7 to grade 12. I have taught academic, applied, college, and open courses at the high school level.
I am a volunteer curling coach on weekends during the curling season. I also curl regularly.