My name is Laila Andreucci, this is my first semester in the MET program and I am very excited to begin to feel fully immersed in the program. I live in Richmond Hill Ontario (just north of Toronto). Currently I teach a variety of elective courses at a college in Ontario. The courses I teach range from world religions (one of my favourites) to psychology, and English.
My educational background is in the social sciences with an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in religious studies and political science. I then completed my Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at U of T as well. Although my B.Ed was for teaching intermediate/senior high school courses, so far most of my experience has been working with and teaching adults.
Having completed post-graduate certificates through distance learning, and teaching online courses I have been able to experience both sides of the spectrum as both an instructor and as a student. I hope to use this experience as a means of looking at new and emerging technologies from multiple learning perspectives.
The picture that I chose to attach with this post is of brain neurons. I find that with teaching, it is almost impossible to stop or fully disengage from the ‘teaching’ side. Teaching (and learning!) brains are constantly at work, hoping to find a new way of presenting information, connecting theory to practice, and engaging student learning. Teaching is not something that ends at the end of the day when walking out of a building (or logging out of a computer).
I look forward to getting to know all of you, and to sharing ideas!