Saturday, November 29, 2014

Classroom Makeover

One of my goals this year was to give my classroom a makeover to make it a more inviting and intellectually stimulating place.  Here's what it looks like now!

All my faves...

Reading recommendations, inspiration, and important info...

Something green...

Room to collaborate...

Still working on filling my bookshelves :)

Monday, July 7, 2014

My Self-Curated Short Story Collection for English 9

I feel as though I've been spending a great deal of my time over the course of this summer curating.  One of my projects has been to put together my own collection of global tales for my Grade 9 English students to study next year.  It has not been at all easy to arrive at this list, and I'm still not sure that I feel entirely comfortable with having left out Chekhov, Kafka, and Joyce Carol Oates, but here is the final product nevertheless.  Perhaps it will be useful to someone else...

Monday, June 23, 2014

My Ultimate Book Recommendations List

One of my summer projects has been to put together a list of books that have made a significant impact on me during the course of my life to share with my students.  Reading over other people's lists has always left me feeling dissatisfied.  There were books I was sure they'd missed as well as books that they'd included with which I totally disagreed.  So, here, at last, is mine.  No doubt from other people's perspectives I have included a number of books that shouldn't be there and left out a bunch of books that should be, but it's my list and I'm sticking to it!  Click on the link below to download and happy reading...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This is Maryam

A video my team and I made for our Connected Learning Institute!


Monday, February 17, 2014


My first professional development session at AISJ with @theMrsMiller.  It was awesome!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

3rd Edition of The Remix

Each year, my J-students put together a magazine.  This year they've outdone themselves.  Great stories, good writing, beautiful design work - I am very proud of them!  Here is the cover:

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