As a current Ottawa-based high school teacher and former university course instructor and academic historian, my practice is centred around the conviction that students learn best when they are encouraged to build connections between their own areas of interest and the subject of study.

Those who take my classes do not simply learn about something; they are invited to become co-creators in whatever discipline we happen to be studying – collapsing the artificial divide between skills and content. This is done in an inclusive environment that seeks to help students understand issues and topics from the perspective of multiple stakeholders and critically assess those perspectives.

My blog covers topics related to teaching and learning as well as history and other subjects.