Back in the saddle

September 18, 2014

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 […]


April 25, 2014

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’s only one week left to go until the final face-to-face meeting of Cohort 21 and I’m feeling a variety of¬†emotions. On the one hand, I’m excited to see a bunch of people who have inspired me to push myself to try new things and leave my Luddite comfort zone. I’m really looking forward to […]

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 […]

Hello world!

October 12, 2013

Welcome to Cohort 21 Cohort 21. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Cohort 21 is a unique professional development opportunity open to teachers and school leaders who are seeking to build a learning network amongst CIS Ontario member schools. The Cohort 21 community will be built on a foundation […]