My PhD research is a qualitative case study of the Mentoring and Coaching Fellowship (MCF) in the Western Quebec School Board (WQSB). Using the social learning theory lens of communities of practice (Wenger, 1998), I examine the impact of the MCF on the school district and the Mentor-Coach’s professional learning, identity and practice.
I am deeply passionate about teaching and learning. I love thinking about how different educational swatches of instructional strategies, tactics and skills can be sewn together to make a unique patchwork quilt. I am rumbling with what it means to be instructionally intelligent and how can we as educators and leaders create powerful learning environments in all our contexts?
I am engaged as a consultant and researcher in coaching, mentoring and induction in education. How can we unpack the terminology, better support our teachers and Mentor-Coaches, and examine the role these complex processes play in professional growth.
I believe positive and trusting relationships are essential to teaching, learning and leadership. In my work, I explore how community building, Restorative Justice (RJ) and circling pedagogy can help educators and leaders create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments for all staff and students.