The Nurturer, the Apprentice and the Cheerleader

  My teaching philosophy encompasses a desire to teach as well as to build relationships with my learners. I resonate with words of Laverty (2006) when he states that teachers affect their students and well as themselves. I identify myself as a pragmatic constructivist who facilitates online learning through the persona of a cheerleader for…

Do you value creativity in education?

I’m a professional graphic designer and a part-time professor at the School of Media and Design at Algonquin College so I’m deeply invested in the value of creativity both in my work and the work of my students. Creativity can be hard to assess. Great pressure on the part of the instructor is to try to remain…