I approach teaching and learning as a collaborative, interactive process. I believe that we create meaning through our interactions and shared experiences, and through our personal and collective reflections on these interactions.
A challenge—and a blessing—for teachers is that no two students are the same; they have different needs, different resources, different goals, and different motivations. I believe that one key aspect of our role as teachers is to encourage students to embrace their unique “teaching and learning toolbox,” to exploit their unique perspectives and strengths, in order to develop their own learning and to engage with others as collaborative learners.
As a teacher and mentor in education, my goal is to help students develop a critical sense of self and professional identity, to engage in genuine and critical reflection on how and why they teach. As a teacher of composition and academic writing, my goal has always been to encourage students to develop their own voice, but also to recognize writing as a process, and academic writing as a genre, with its own conventions, styles, and expectations.
McGill University, Montreal, 2016-present
- Course Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
- Techniques for Assessment (EDTL 604)
- Teaching Secondary English (EDES 361)
Vanier College, Saint Laurent, 2005-present
- Teacher, Liberal Arts and English
- Introduction to College English (603-101-MB)
- Formula Fiction (Literary Genres) (603-102-MQ)
- Alternative Traditions (Literary Themes for Liberal Arts) (603-103-MQ)
- Montreal Writers (Literary Themes) (603-103-MQ)
- Whose History? (English for Social Science) (603-HSE-MQ)
Cégep à Distance (Cégep de Rosemont) 2010-11
- Content Expert, Literary Genres distance learning course
Champlain College, Lennoxville, 2002-2005
- Teacher, Liberal Arts program and English
Riverside School Board, ACCESS Adult Learning, Brossard, 2002
- Microsoft Office Suite
Concordia University, Montreal, 1999-2001
- Course Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, English
- Literature & Composition (ENGL 212)