Welcome to my teaching bio in pictures! (and at the end, my running life)
I've been teaching at the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University.
Presently, I'm writing and consulting on a variety of educational projects. I live in North Bay, Ontario.
My next home - Fall of 2013
I've long been a part of building the google venture EnglishCentral which is transforming the ELT publishing world. I'm Director of Education.
I'm in airports quite often these days ....
So happily married many years. We both love life and each other.
My mum - a saint and shining star.
My dad "Swiss Willy" - boundless energy and the body of a 25 year old!
My adorable new nephew Riley! OMG!
2010 I taught at Ewha Woman's University - The Graduate School of TESOL. I oversaw the Practicum course and taught curriculum development.
With student teachers outside the famous main building at Ewha.
With student teachers after my closing speech at our graduation ceremony, July 3rd, 2010.
I worked 4 + years at the Seoul Education Training Institute. Part of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, the world's largest school board..
I was the head teacher trainer. Here I am with colleagues after lunch together.
With the rest of the staff/teachers at the Seoul Education Training Institute on a "bonding" trip, 2008
I have evaluated many classrooms. Here I am teaching a grade 5 class and using flashcards.
One of my demo lessons promoting flashcard use in the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education.
I taught Grade 8 ESL in Toronto. This is my star student Charlie Lee - top in Canada in mathematics.
I was in charge of many things during our Grade 8 graduation.
I spent so many amazing years teaching LINC in Toronto.
My early years teaching English 1992 and 1996, Karlovy Vary, The Czech Rep.
My grade 4 girls at Rose Ave. Public School, downtown Toronto. Canada. 2004-05
I have written numerous books. This is my Teacher Reflective Journal.
My student created content textbook.
My book of selected writings about education.
I'm a bit of a philosopher and adore a good quote.
Also poetry is the way I repair and find myself.
Teaching and happiness walk hand in hand!
Dressed for success - 2007
I pride myself as well read and keep up to date in my profession. Both by book and online.
Communicative Bingo during the TESOL Training Course I led.
Demonstration lesson - warm up with a radio interview!
Co-teaching Workshop Leader
Co-teaching Workshop. I've extensively written and researched co-teaching in EFL .
I have given countless workshops to foreign teacher in Korea. Preparing them how to be teachers.
One of the TEFL workshop courses I lead and my students.
I've trained and helped 1,000s of teachers on many continents.
Encouraging a star student!
Halloween with a grade 6 class at Kyeongsu Elementary school!
Outside my office. I ride to work!
Training Session for a TESOL course for inservice teachers of which I'm an invited lecturer.
Training Session TESOL
Seoul Education Training Institute bonding trip - 2006
Free and alive and 45 - in the Taebek Mountains of Korea.
I created EFL Classroom 2.0, a professional development community for EFL / ESL teachers.
My blog has thousands of teachers visiting daily.
Here's what the Learning Management system I developed for my former institute looks like.
I'm proud of creating Project Peace and the teachers who contributed!
Teaching Recipes. My crowdsourcing success to help teachers.
Here are many photos of my running...long may we run!
After winning the Canadian 24 hour championships forthe first time (stopped at 18 hours to rest for a race in Italy)
Canadian 24 hour championships.
First 100 Km race in Korea. Bundang.
Runner's World 2003 - After first 24hour treadmill record.
Run for Hearts 24 treadmill run. I helped raise over 20 million dollars in their telethon at the Sick Children's hospital in Toronto. (I was a Sick Kid!)
100 km World Record treadmill run at Running Free, Markham, Canada.
Ed Whitlock - oldest man (74) to run under 3 hours marathon (2:54). What an inspiration to me!
U.S. X-country championships, Rochester, N.Y.
Runners need carbohydrates!
For the Love of Kids at Lululemon - downtown Toronto.
Relaxing after winning an ultra!
Leading the mile at the masters event - Hamilton Spectator's Games. (4:31).
Runner of the year awards!
Prior to the North Han River 100km - 2008
Breakfast of Champions, YMCA, speaking engagement.
Promotional run downtown Seoul just prior to the World 100km Championships in Korea, 2007
After the world 24 hour treadmill run.
My children's foundation www.fortheloveofkids.ca and the company I used to promote fitness - Run For Hearts.
Memories of my children's foundation's pairing with tennis legends at the Tennis Masters. We had a booth and lots of stars dropped by!
Stars under the Stars invitational World 100km Challenge - Verona, Italy.
I won a 5k at Olympic Stadium. Was it ever special coming into the stadium, even if it was 90% empty!
Visiting another school as part of my teacher trainer duties.
The End - Be Happy!