I am a Canadian-trained educator, specialising in the Early Years and Kindergarten to Grade 6. I am currently living and working in Singapore teaching Kindergarten 1 (four to five year olds) and serving as Early Years Coordinator. I previously co-chaired the Singapore PYP Focus Group for Early Years Teachers and was recently trained as an International Baccalaureate Workshop Leader and School Visit Team Member. I enjoy working with other educators to evolve and deepen our understandings about young children’s learning and have led workshops and speaking engagements on topics related to Early Childhood Education in the region.
Previously, I have worked in Milan, Italy and Vancouver and Kingston, Canada. The majority of my teaching has been in International Baccalaureate Primary Years' Programme schools, though I also have experience with other curriculums and approaches including the British Columbia and Ontario provincial curriculums, Waldorf (Steiner) education, Montessori, and the Reggio Emilia approach. My educational interests include visible thinking practices, the physical learning environment, emergent (negotiated) curriculum, arts-integration, technology-integration, play-based learning and pedagogical documentation.
I am a passionate traveler and love working internationally. I feel very lucky to have encountered so many different perspectives and approaches through my work. For the last five years I have published class blogs and participated in personal and class Twitter accounts that have supported meaningful discussions with other classes and teachers across the globe. I hope to continue extending and challenging my own ideas with this personal blog, which reflects my ongoing thinking and dialogue about education.