I'm an Education Officer with Ontario Ministry of Education where I support teacher development across the province; specifically, the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP), the Annual Learning Plan and Teacher Performance Appraisal (ALP/TPA), and the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP).
I have been working with (and learning from) children for 30 years as a social worker, classroom teacher of grades 2 to 8, ICT instructional leader and most recently Program Coordinator: Beginning Teachers in the Toronto District School Board.
Recent publications include:
The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning: Practical Ideas and Resources for Beginning Teachers (ETFO, 2011) http://heartandart.ca
Flash Forward! Rethinking Learning (Lantern Resources, 2012).
Building Effective Mentoring Relationships eBook (Ministry of Education, 2013). http://mentoringmoments.ning.com/group/ebooks/page/mentoringebook