My name is Bryn and I live on the North Shore of Vancouver. I teach a grade 6/7 class for the West Vancouver School District at an awesome school on Bowen Island in the middle of Howe Sound. I have moved into teaching elementary just over a year ago and was previously teaching senior math and physics at various high schools around the world. I began teaching in China for 3 years and then taught on a tall ship with a program called Class Afloat. I have really enjoyed my recent shift to the elementary level but look forward to returning to high school math and physics one day.
I feel fortunate to be working in a school district and community that fully embraces technology in the classroom. Students bring their own devices to school and I incorporate technology in almost every unit of instruction. Google Apps for Education, Khan Academy, and the inquiry-based model are all cornerstones in my classroom and I love trying out all sorts of innovative programs in my classroom.
I look forward to expanding my understanding of technology in the math and science classroom and explore current best practice with devices in the classroom. I look forward to gleaning new ideas from my new set of colleagues and sharing my experiences with you all as well.
Beyond teaching, I love adventuring outside. My free time is often torn between kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, trail running, sailing, and cycling.
I look forward to working with and learning from you all this semester!