For most of my childhood, teachers thought I was lazy because I did just enough to get by. Turns out I was just bored to death! Thankfully with the use of technology, some creative teachers were able to engage me in school work near the end of high school and I haven’t looked back since. I am definitely a lifelong learner with two degrees, a Masters and PhD in the works.
My heroes are all the students and teachers that have challenged me to think and grow over the years.
I have always been passionate about how learning and teaching traverse traditional methods of pedagogy. I see technology as an accelerator of the dynamic encounters created between teachers, students and staff.
Me rocking the 90’s hard at a gingerbread house making party. Big believer in bringing back the sweatpants/sweater combo.
On the dock at the cottage.
A whole pizza with no forced conversation.
Favourite Subject in School
My favourite subject was and is the hidden curriculum.
I was never really a traditionally “good” student growing up but I always had fun in between classes and the many valiant attempts by the teachers to make me do routine tasks. Building relationships with my peers and playing sports/games at recess were always my primary concern!
True story: when I graduated from my masters, I received a receipt for a 6 dollar library fine instead of an actual degree. Don’t worry though! I eventually paid it off and received the degree in the mail.
With the Boss
Working from home with my new boss! Productivity is not a real concern in our house!
Writing in Colours
These are some of my favorite books that have influenced me over the years.
More about me.
A passion for reading has been a staple in my life throughout the ups and downs of my school and academic pursuits. School work has always been a game to me that often (though not always!) exists external to meaningful learning, therefore reading interesting books has always been the fuel for keeping me passionate and joyful about knowledge.