I went from having to teach
everything from textbooks
that were created by those
who were non-educators.
Now, we have the ability &
freedom be & teach creatively.
As far I’m concerned, I’ve been a teacher from the moment I was born. If you ask my sister, she would tell you that I used to teach my stuffed animals and her, everything that I was learning in school. And yes…. I had chalk (we used chalk back then) and happily wrote all over my family’s cupboards.
Along the way, I dabbled in a multitude of topics because of my insatiable curiosity about human nature. I have studied sociology and criminology and hold a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology focused in forensics. I love learning about bones, so much so that my husband made me a skull bouquet for our first anniversary / vow renewal in Scotland.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my little family.
I am also passionate about variety of seemingly unconnected activities: singing, entrepreneurship, spirituality, philanthropy, consuming copious amounts of chocolate and cake, event planning and organization, just to name a few.
After several years of working for a variety of corporations and indulging in entrepreneurship, I finally made my passion of teaching become a reality. I went to school & obtained my Bachelor in Education, with a specialization in Social and Emotional Learning.
Social and Emotional Learning is close to my heart because not only was I born in a third world country, where education is a commodity for the few who can afford it, but as a young child, I was surrounded by violence in my birth country and was bullied relentlessly when I moved to Canada until I stood up for myself. During those times, I didn’t confide in my teachers because I didn’t feel safe with them.
Before I applied to the education program to become a teacher, I volunteered at a school with a variety of children who were battling their own demons & navigating their way through life: refugee children, different skin tones, those who belonged to the LGBTQ community, poverty, neglect, being passed around in the foster system, and so much more. I remember one of my mentors telling me:
I LOVE making my classroom a safe place. I know that not all of my students are going to go to university but what I do know, is that my children will feel loved & admired.
I CHOOSE to cultivate a creative space that is INVITING of new ideas. My students will be creatives & innovators because they are learning to think for themselves & to create beyond the scope of the curriculum. We learn presentation & entrepreneur skills so that each child can walk out of my class knowing that they are capable of greatness.
Our underlying focus is & always will be Social & Emotional learning, with an emphasis bullying preventation & on developing their authentic selves.
Shortly after giving birth to my baby, I completed my Master’s degree in Language & Literacy so that I could ground myself in research, test out theories and bridge the gap between the aforementioned techniques to empower students to find & use their voice.
WHY COLOURFUL TEACHING FOR YOU?
THIS POINT BRINGS ME TO YOU
It is my hope that we will embark on this adventure together & teach our children to be advocates for themselves & for those around them.
I’m here to serve you. Colorful Teaching for You was born to help educators and parents teach with a flare.
I am committed to helping you teach your children about how to be out-of-the-box thinkers. Through our free content on our blog & in our store, along with educational books & teaching material, we are going to create a love for learning together.