Areas of research and interest: Matt has been researching the concept of ecologocial literacy for the past decade and how it relates to experiential education. He is also a Canadian, US, and Chinese history fanatic and loves engaging with youth in regards to how we think historically. Matt is also heavily engaged in research surrounding project-based learning and the Autism spectrum.
Grade 9 Advisor
Areas of interest and research: Brian loves Mathematics and technology. He loves tweaking the expeirences he creates for learners and sharing his excitement about Math. Brian is also a huge believer in reflection and sees this practice as means for continous and rigorous learning.
|Grade 10 Advisor|
Areas of interst and research: Will is passionate about environmental education and cultivating ecoliteracy in students. This manifests itself in him developing outdoor experiences, projects and extra-curricular learning that revolve around issues such as nutrition, farming, active transportation, consumption, knowledge of systems thinking, and encouraging students to see themselves as agents of change in their community. Will is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Education for Sustainable Development and Well-Being.
Grade 11 Advisor
Areas of interest and research: Sopear’s educational background has been in the areas of health, sport, and physical education. She finished her Master’s Thesis in 2015. Her research centred around culturally relevant pedagogy with a focus on how students can learn and grow in ways that develop their critical social consciousness through meaningful learning experiences. Building relationships and making connections to student’s passions and interests are a driving force in Sopear’s educational practice here at the Met School. She is passionate about plant based cooking, gardening, hiking and spending time with her three dogs.
Grade 9 Advisor
Areas of interest and research: Jason Neufeld has spent portions of the last four years working alongside Indigenous communites conducting oral history research with a focus on Aboriginal title and land use. His primary areas of study, and ongoing research interests are Indigenous-settler relations in the Americas and global political economy. The first two years of his educational career have focused on extending his understanding of community supports and building relationships with students and families beyond the classroom.
Grade 10 Advisor
Area of interest and research: Michelle's educational passions lie in fostering strong relationships and in conceptual teaching of mathematics. She is currently exploring indigenous history in North America and guidance counselling through her Post Baccalaureate courses. She loves the challenge of a new crochet project, staying connected with friends and family, and building a toasty campfire.
Grade 10 Advisor
Areas of interest and research: Sara's passion lies in examining the natural world and the big questions that arise from this practice. Her research interests currently focus on designing authentic learning experiences expressed through projects, field trips and classroom community learning that ignite student passion and rigour. Sara also loves leg wrestling and up for a challenge anytime, anywhere.
|Grade 9 Advisor|
Areas of interest and research:
My first experience learning and working within a Met school took place two years ago when I began my student teaching career. I believe that the experiences students gain through in class learning and internships based on specific student interests creates invaluable, authentic and meaningful learning to occur. This challenges and invites us teachers to think critically about our practice and create learning opportunities that meet student needs and cultivate students' passions.