OTF Connects Presents: In Conversation With…Nikita Boodoo

Download and play webinar in a new tabDate: December 6, 2022
Areas of Focus: Conversational
Keywords: Interview (7)

Our expert facilitator Joanne Myers will explore and celebrate phenomenal teaching and learning with outstanding teacher Nikita Boodoo.

Nikita Boodoo teaches grade 9-12 French at North Albion Collegiate Institute. She is also the ACL of Digital Relations and Library. Nikita was one of the recipients of the 2022 OTIP Teaching Awards in the Beginning Teachers category. Over 20 of her students came together to nominate Nikita for this teaching award. Her students describe, “Mrs. Boodoo is not just a teacher, she supports us in learning. We know we are the heart of the classroom; every activity and lesson are led by students with Mrs. Boodoo facilitating on the sidelines.” Many of her students describe typically feeling nervous in French classes, but attest the teaching activities, the care and patience she displays have helped them gain confidence in learning a new language. Nikita uplifts not just her students, but everyone who walks through the hallways at her school. She supports her colleagues by creating video tutorials and guides on new grading tools, assessment practices, hybrid learning strategies, ideas for celebrating student success, and other innovative resources to support her fellow teachers. Former students and even those she has never taught are known to drop by her classroom for a warm smile and funny stories. During this webinar, Nikita will share the triumphs and challenges encountered in her French classroom.