Cohort 21 does the WCML

Hello again! Forgive me Cohort for I have sinned. It has been 38 days since my last blog post and this one is full of updates. Here’s what has happened: 1) Two weekends ago, I was lucky enough to attend the World Conference of Modern Languages in Niagara Falls. It was absolutely fantastic and I’m […]

Memarden update

Hello again, Long time, no blog, eh? I suppose I’ve got some catching up to do. However, that can take a backseat to this awesome piece of news I have. For the past year, I’ve been pioneering the use of Memarden, a customizable, game-based lesson creation website, in my French class. I was actually first introduced […]

Back in the saddle

Hello again, I hope you all had a wonderful summer filled with fun, relaxation, shenanigans, learning, or whatever else you look for in a summer. Mine featured all of the above but since this a blog devoted to my professional development, I’ll focus on the learning: I started the summer off with a stint in […]

Sharing is caring

Hello again! Long time, no blog! My apologies on the hiatus but things got pretty busy at the end of the year. However, my curriculum director asked me to present about what I’d learned at Cohort 21. Anxious to do the program justice and give back to the communities that have been so supportive of […]


Here’s the link to my final presentation on Powtoon. [youtube][/youtube] It was a lot of fun to do, though timing the voiceover and the animations was a bit time-consuming. A huge thanks goes out to Celeste -I’m fairly sure it was Celeste – for hyping up the Powtoon format. I hope you enjoy watching it […]

There is plenty of life on MaRS

What an amazing day! There were so many highlights and new avenues to explore. Once I get through repord card comment writing, I’m itching to start on the new aspects of my action plan . Here are a few things that really stood out for me today: -I had a great discussion with the Flipped […]

Lights, camera…action plan!

Hello everyone, Aside from being super-excited about seeing you all at MaRS on Friday, I’m pretty stoked about starting the second stage of my action plan. Stage 1 was simply recording and releasing one-minute videos of myself saying and gesturing vocabulary words with French and English subtitles. The students could then watch these videos on […]

Meeting them halfway

Happy new year everyone! I’m happy to say that I’ve released 4 vocab videos as of now, and I’m looking forward to releasing many more. It hasn’t been as easy as I thought for the following reasons: -I can’t control what pops up in the ride sidebar of YouTube (ie Rob Ford on Crack, 7 […]