My name is Vanessa Bianchi and I am an educator for the York Region District School Board, currently serving as a Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher. Through various leadership opportunities, workshops, conferences and collaborative efforts with colleagues, I have gained an interest in building positive and collaborative climates within the school environment. This collaboration allows for the design of intriguing spaces for students and teachers to learn, as well as constructing curricular expectations around student-interest and passions, allowing for a dynamic educational experience.
My belief is that all children can love to learn when provided with a supportive environment. This belief, along with my background in the principles of behaviour and education, has encouraged me to bring together The Arts, Inquiry-Based learning and technology, to better inform my practice within the classroom.
Along with my experience in the classroom, I have acted as a contributing author in curriculum development and writing, with specific focus on Promoting Skilled-Trade and Technology and Transition Planning Documents. I previously served as the Intermediate Divisional Lead Teacher and have recently joined the Leadership Team in hopes of learning and fostering new ways to bring positive change to the classroom. This year my focus is on collaboration, technology and guiding my students toward finding passion in everything they do.
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts so that you too can be a part of my evolution as an educator.
The Evolving Educator,
Vanessa Bianchi OCT, M.Ed.