Hi, I'm Michael

I am an inclusive educator. I believe every student can succeed when instruction, assessments & learning environments are designed for their needs, not ours.

My teaching career began in 2011 at a treatment centre for children with a dual-diagnosis. After that, I taught in an Autism program for six years. In that role, I created a vocational training program that fostered inclusion within my school and prepared my students to transition successfully to meaningful employment and college.

Currently, I am head of Special Education at Western Technical Commercial School in Toronto. As a teacher leader I support colleagues to develop effective practices for teaching students with learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and other special needs. Digital technology is a tool I use to engage and empower individuals with special education needs.

After class I coach my school's soccer team. I am also a graduate student.

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In the December 2019 issue of Professionally Speaking magazine, I share how to use technology to support students with a learning disability, and help them build their self-advocacy skills.

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Diverse Learners (Professionally Speaking Dec 2019).pdf