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Ryan McMahon

Ryan McMahon

Vancouver, British Columbia

CAS Coordinator, Extended Essay Coordinator, teacher at the School of the Nations

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School of the Nations

Teacher Leader and Coordinator

CAS Coordinator and Extended Essay Coordinatory for the International Baccalaureate Programme. Classroom teacher of English, Theory of Knowledge and History. Administrator of the Moodle Learning Management System.

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Gleneagle Secondary School

Classroom Teacher

Teaching English to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Mentoring and evaluating the IB Extended Essay from previous assignment.
Motivating students with my passion for literature and by connecting it to topical events that matter to youth.
Integrating 21st Century technologies into the curriculum to make communication instruction applicable to themodern world, namely Edublogs.
Adapting curricular materials to accommodate students with different learning styles and needs.
Adapting curricular materials to accommodate students with a first language other than English.
Evaluate and assess students, in formative and summative ways, for progress through written and oral work.
Communicate with parents and guardians regarding student academic and behavioural progress.
Collaborate with parents and teachers regarding strategies to assist in the academic, social and emotional success of students.
Collaborate with teachers in the learning resource centre as to progress, successes and further strategies for students with learning needs and language barriers.
Liaise with counselors and staff in regard to students academically, socially and emotionally at risk.
Participating in literacy learning teams, workshops and conferences, including district wide on-going formative assessments.

Career

Port Moody Secondary School

Classroom Teacher

Teaching English to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Mentoring and evaluating the IB Extended Essay.
Taught the Language A1 English to International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and pre-diploma students.
Taught the Theory of Knowledge course for the International Baccalaureate
Taught Social Studies 9, 10 and 11.
Motivating students with my passion for literature and by connecting it to topical events that matter to youth.
Integrating 21st Century technologies into the curriculum to make communication instruction applicable to themodern world.
"A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us." - Franz Kafka
Introduced four new Canadian novels for grades 10 and 11 into the standard curriculum.
Adapting curricular materials to accommodate students with different learning styles and needs.
Adapting curricular materials to accommodate students with a first language other than English.
Sponsored pre-service teachers from Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia.
Evaluate and assess students, in formative and summative ways, for progress through written and oral work.
Communicate with parents and guardians regarding student academic and behavioural progress.
Collaborate with parents and teachers regarding strategies to assist in the academic, social and emotional success of
students.
Collaborate with teachers in the learning resource centre as to progress, successes and further strategies for students
with learning needs and language barriers.
Liaise with counselors and staff in regard to students academically, socially and emotionally at risk.
Participating in literacy learning teams, workshops and conferences.

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School District 43, Coquitlam

Classroom Teacher / Team Leader

Middle School Years ­ Grades 6, 7 and 8
Banting, Maillard, Kwayhquitlum and Scott Creek Middle Schools
Taught Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health and Career Education, and Leadership.
Engaged students with curricular matter through application of broader applications and implications of given
subject material.
Adapted curricular materials to accommodate students with different learning styles and needs.
Adapted curricular materials to accommodate students with a first language other than English.
Advised junior teachers in strategies to assist in classroom progress and student relations.
Evaluated and assessed students for progress through written and oral work.
Communicated with parents and guardians regarding student academic and behavioural progress.
Collaborated with parents and teachers regarding strategies to assist in the academic and emotional success of
students.
Collaborated with teachers in the learning resource centre daily as to progress, successes and further strategies for
students with learning needs and language barriers.
Lead and represented a team of four teachers through collaborative meetings, administrative material and reports
back to the school and administrative levels.
Liaised with counselors and staff in regard to students academically, socially and emotionally at risk.

Career

Call

Teacher

Coquitlam is the third largest school district in the province of British Columbia and has a range of
catchment areas, from those designated inner-city to extremely affluent neighbourhoods.
Experienced teaching at a variety of schools in grades from kindergarten to grade 8.
Gained valuable lesson planning and organizational ideas from a wide range of teacher styles.
Utilized experience and training with youth at risk.
Participated in various staff development functions and meetings.
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Developed strategies to make the presence of a newcomer to the classroom as non-intrusive as possible.
Encountered a multitude of different learning styles, challenges and language difficulties.
Communicated with parents and staff regarding the challenges and successes of students.

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Career

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Arts, English, History

Simon Fraser University

Masters, English Literature, English, Literature

Simon Fraser University

Professional Development Program, Professional Teaching Designation