Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments
I understand the importance of differentiation and the manner in which information can be communicated in multiple ways. I incorporate various ways of conveying information but I never overlook the importance of individual “one on one” communication. I also know that individualized feedback is more valuable than marks or rubrics and I deliver accordingly.
The pursuit of knowledge is not career-long it is life long. And though my resume shows an extensive commitment through academic learning in a university environment, I have eclectic interests. Amongst those, I pursue learning about brain science and anxiety, as well as identity formation amongst immigrant Canadians. I am also an avid reader and a critical observer of current events. I also never tire of sharing what I learn with collogues, and especially my students.
Fostering Effective Relationships
Teaching entails many things but relationships are foundational to all other things. For this reason, I always commit time and attention to each student to ensure that they know that they belong in my class and that I they will be respected. I also run student evaluations regularly and have always received positive feedback from all of my students in this regards.