Nazli Ighani is a Modern Classroom-inspired teaching specialist skilled in Classroom Management with a holistic approach. Essential to her pedagogy is integrating the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) model through educational technology, instructional design, differentiated instruction, and curriculum development. With a Master of Education (M.Ed.) focused on curriculum and instruction, Nazli effectively blends her passions for education and children's learning needs to cultivate an environment that provides students with autonomy and agency in their own learning. As such, Nazli utilizes the key practices of culturally responsive teaching to foster a sense of belonging in each student. Moreover, this approach allows her to support her students as they move from being dependent to independent learners. Nazli has come to learn that in order to motivate students' learning educators must first develop their own cultural awareness by addressing their implicit biases in order to strengthen connections with their students.
For more information: http://www.diversifylearning.ca
in partnership with e3 Training:
e3 Training is a small learning company that has offices in Alberta and New Zealand. Our mission is to provide educational and training material that engages learners, enhances their understanding and allows for immediate employment of new skills and knowledge. All of our staff at e3 Training are former classroom teachers that saw the need to start this company from becoming frustrated with expensive, gimmicky learning material that did not reflect the diversity of our classrooms. The majority of our work involves collaborating with Indigenous school boards across Canada to create unique language resources that range from language texts to interactive videos of sacred sites. This continues to be extremely rewarding and valuable work.
Our latest online course: Inclusivity: Strategies to Cope with Internal & External Biases was inspired by the need to have a Canadian perspective on the topic and one that is accessible for educators and students. The goal of this course is not to become bias-free; that is impossible and counter-productive. Yet, when biases prevent us from considering new ideas and being open to learning, it is recommended to evaluate ourselves and encourage our learners to also do so, thus enabling us to grow and create effective learning experiences that are new, exciting and effective.