My name is Elizabeth Cowan and I am a 2nd-year teacher candidate at the University of Ottawa in the Junior/Intermediate division. I was born and raised in the Ottawa area, and I look forward to pursuing a teaching career in my hometown.
With an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and a Master of Science in Physical Geography, I chose General Science as my teachable subject because I have a passion for critical thinking, hands-on learning, and scientific literacy. I seek to activate students’ prior knowledge, encourage questioning and abstract thought, and identify and challenge common misconceptions to increase their understanding of the world around them.
All children have the capacity to learn and, as teachers, we must be committed to taking students from where they are to their end goal. Each learner in the classroom will come from a unique background and set of experiences, so it is my goal to create a learning community where every learner feels supported and encouraged, where students have a voice in shaping the direction of their learning, and where the future opportunities of my students are not defined or limited by their current circumstances.
Thank you for joining me as I learn, develop and reflect as an educator. This is the digital hub for my journey in education, and I expect it to be a living entity that grows and shifts with me as I pursue my passion for teaching. Stay tuned!