I have a passion for learning new things and keeping on top of the latest positive parenting and educational trends. The blog name, One Time Through, reflects my desire to make the most of every moment that I have with my only son as he is growing up.
When I started my blog, I wanted mostly to share my ideas with others. I have learned so many things in this journey of motherhood and have always enjoyed sharing experiences with other Moms and fellow teachers.
It’s my hope that I can bring a unique perspective to this blogging world as well. Before I entered the teaching profession I worked as a Behavioural Therapist with autistic preschoolers and then with brain-injured teens. I also have extensive experience working with children with learning difficulties and disabilities.
When I decided to teach, I completed a Master of Arts in Child Study and Education at the University of Toronto and learned even more about how children with different abilities learn best.
As a Teacher, I have completed special credentials in Special Education, Primary Learning (Kindergarten to grade 3) and Drama (a personal favourite to teach!) and most recently I completed my Teacher Librarianship qualifications.
All of these experiences have helped me to be tuned in to my son’s learning, and how best to teach him to love learning himself!
The educational activities that I share on One Time Through are primarily FUN – because I believe that kids learn best when they’re laughing! But they also have a basis in the latest educational theory and best-practice research.
The parenting advice that I research and share – focuses on positive techniques that help parents and teachers maintain a caring and respectful connection with kids.
My hope is that they will inspire you and your children or students as well! Thank you for joining me on this adventure of nurturing our kids and making everyday moments count.
Together, let’s learn to parent SMARTER…not harder!