To increase student learning, which involves strengthening and extending connections while constructing new links, my teaching involves facilitating multiple sessions around a series of concepts. My students experience hands-on work with materials, reading, writing, talking, and working collaboratively. Teaching and learning are connected; while I am not able to control what students learn because they construct their own connections, I can predict and prepare conditions so that the optimum environment exists for them to make meaning in relation to the subject matter. We tend to teach in ways that make sense to us, and in ways with which we are familiar, however my ethical obligation is to examine and re-examine my methods so that I may become competent in a wide range of teaching approaches, and thus provide appropriate, effective and meaningful learning opportunities for students.
National Award - Excellence and Innovation in the K-12 Classroom (2013). Awarded by The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education, for Education 6107, Arts Education: Creativity in the Classroom (course author) on-line course
• ED 7001 Doctoral Seminar in Education: Area of Specialization
• ED 6394 Biographical Explorations of Teaching and Learning
• ED 6107 Arts Education: Creativity in the Classroom
• ED 6392 Project in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Studies
• ED 3120 Foundations of Art Education
• ED 4120 The Teaching of Art in the Intermediate and Secondary School