Teaching Overview

  • Teaching is a natural extension of occupational therapy and therefore, since 2002, when I first entered academia, I have been passionate about the theory and application of teaching and learning. Reflective and innovative practices have led me to develop an active approach to teaching. I ask the students to commit themselves to the challenge of active, self-directed learning, and, in return, I diligently work to ensure that the classroom experience is innovative, dynamic and engaging so that they reach their full potential. One of my greatest assets as an instructor is my ability to bring clinical experiences into the classroom. I currently teach in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program. My ability to teach effectively at various levels of instruction within the department, school, university and professional community, has been demonstrated, as evidenced by the fact that our graduates perform above average on national benchmarks