Who am I?

Passionate ● Dedicated ● Creative

Molding 21st century minds by re-envisioning a skills based ELA classroom & fostering a ❤️ of reading & writing

My name is Tara-Lee Markides-Deighan and I have been engaging and supporting diverse learners (in my locally developed, applied and academic high school English classes) since 2006, many of whom are reluctant readers and writers, have behavioral issues, have learning disabilities or need support in increasing their critical thinking skills.

I hope that my posts can guide you in engaging and supporting the diverse learners in your classroom.

Pedagogy Focus
Curriculum Expectations ● 21st Century Skill Based Learning ● Universal Design ● Differentiated Instruction ● Assessment As, Of, & For Learning ● Learning Goals and Success Criteria ● 3 Part Lesson Planning ● Experiential/Inquiry Based Learning ● Collaborative/Cooperative Learning ● Innovative Technology use with a focus on SMAR Model ● BOOK LOVE ❤️

My Qualifications

My Experience:

High School English Teacher

FMG DPCDSB

Professional Development Instructor

FMG DPCDSB

Tech Coach

FMG DPCDSB

Literacy Committee Co-Chair

FMG DPCDSB

Curriculum and Resource Writer

DPCDSB

Digital Marketplace Presenter

DPCDSB

ELL Elementary School Teacher


Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, Frace

My Education:

Orton-Gillingham Associate Level (in progress)


*Orton-Gillingham Academy

Teaching and Learning Through e-Learning


*Queens University

Reading Part 1 Additional Qualification


*Wilfred Laurier University

English Honours Specialist

*University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Senior: Religion and English

University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Arts, Joi3nt Honors: English Rhetoric and Professional Writing and Religious Studies, Co-op

University of Waterloo

Awards:

Teacher of the Year Recipient

https://news.niagara.edu/news/show/mississauga-teacher-honored-by-niagara-university

Niagara University Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Education Award

Bachelor of Education Award 2005

Bachelor of Arts Award

Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TLMarkides (pedagogy feed) & https://twitter.com/msmarkidesclass (class twitter feed)

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