Writing articles for children has broadened my understanding of the ways in which they learn, and the best ways to communicate with them. This has helped to enhance my children’s presentations, making them more engaging and deepening their impact with students.

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OWL Magazine, May 2016
Astro-H: X-Ray Hunter; There are X-rays in deep space! And scientists can learn a lot from them.

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OWL Magazine, Dec. 2015, pp. 20-23
Studying Sea Lions: Steller sea lion numbers have been dropping off for decades. Meet a scientist who wants to find out why.

OWL election article 2016

OWL Magazine, Oct. 2015, pp. 30-31
Who Will Be… Canada’s Next Prime Minister? What you need to know about Canada’s federal election.

Write magazine, The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC), Spring 2016 (TBD)
Writer Critique Groups: What works, and what doesn’t when it comes to writing groups? A look at four high-functioning writing groups and why they work so well.

OWL Magazine, March 2016 (TBD)
Where do authors and illustrators work? What is a typical day in the life of a famous Canadian author? The exciting, interesting and creative spaces authors and illustrators work in!

EQAO (Education Quality Accountability Office)
I am a contributor for Ontario’s standardized tests for grades 3 and 6.

Toronto Star Classroom Connection
I am a freelance writer for the Toronto Star‘s Classroom Connections.

Teaching Kids News
I write weekly kid-friendly news stories for TeachingKidsNews.com, putting the news in context for students. The site gets more than 4,000 visitors a day during the school year.