My name is Sarah, and I have been teaching kindergarten and offering private tutoring programs professionally for the past five years. After over ten years of volunteering in multiple classrooms and grades, kindergarten fell into my life and I have never looked back.
In my classroom, we love picture books, fresh air, healthy snacks, dancing like nobody is watching, creative art time, testing out new gadgets, community circles, and rocking out. We also like to ask big questions and think big about big kindergarten topics!
I am always seeking out new research, teaching methods, professional development resources, and technologies that urge educators to re-think their own practices as what we know about children and learning changes. My hope is that this blog can be a platform to share, critique and expand on the hot topics in education – and of course, I will sprinkle some of the amazing elements of kindergarten into the mix!
I am also passionate about literacy, and I love to use children’s picture books to inspire creativity in my students. I will regularly be reviewing professional development books for educators, as well as posting my top picture book picks along with lesson plans and ideas for how to integrate these wonderful books into your classroom.
I graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Studies, a minor in English, and a specialization in Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology. I went on to complete my Bachelor of Education in the Primary Junior Division at Wilfrid Laurier, and have received additional qualification training in Special Education, Literacy Development, and TRIBES Community Building program. In my spare time, I love to play piano and guitar in my band, practice my painting and drawing skills, jog along the ocean, try new foods, spend time in green spaces, play board games, and curl up with my two cats, a cup of tea and a good book. Having recently relocated to San Francisco, I am looking forward to taking up surfing!