I’m a teacher of English and Social Studies and I’m also a Teacher-Librarian here at Prince of Wales Secondary in Vancouver. I’ve been teaching since 1995 and for most of my 20+ years in the profession, I’ve been at PW (first as a student teacher in 1994-95 and then again from 1998-2002 and then again in 2005 to present day. From 2002 to 2005, my husband and I taught in China and we traveled throughout China and SE Asia. These three years were memory making for us. Today we are parents to two kids: a son whose in grade 6 and a daughter in grade 3. We live in Vancouver.
My teaching philosophy centres on lifelong learning and developing a growth mindset in the classroom. Student-centred classrooms and inquiry based learning are also cornerstones in my teaching. Finally, incorporating assessment for learning is essential. I’m interested in students being a part of their learning. Feedback from me is essential with self and peer assessment playing a role in overall learning. I ask that students keep track of their learning by keeping a folder in the classroom. An assessment log is a part of the folder and this portion helps them see an overall picture emerging. Areas of strength and areas of focus are key aspects of reflection on each assessment piece.
I teach in the mini school (Mini 5) on Day 2 and I can be found in the library on Day 1.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.