Latife Baydas

Latife is an infinitely curious teacher. Raised and educated in Canada, she spent six years teaching internationally for IB World Schools in countries like Turkey before returning home to take up a post as IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator in her hometown and continues teaching Language and Literacy and well as Visual Arts. She loves to paint, travel, write in leather-bound, extra-secretive notebook, and take photographs. Currently, she is working on producing a film retelling the story of her parents’ immigration to Canada with the help of her Grade 9 Integrated Arts class. Latife lives with her husband and three-year old son Mert, who inspires her writing.

How Change Can Make Us Better- An Autumn-Inspired Blog Post

How Change Can Make Us Better- An Autumn-Inspired Blog Post

It’s the beginning of October, and we have settled in to another beautiful season, Fall! By now, our students have gotten to know each other better and are adjusting more and more to their schedules and the demands of a new school year. What better opportunity is there to introduce the idea of blogging to

It’s the beginning of October, and we have settled in to another beautiful season, Fall! By now, our students have gotten to know each other better and are adjusting more and more to their schedules and the demands of a new school year. What better opportunity is there to introduce the idea of blogging to... read more

Micro-fiction: Bite Size Literacy That Packs A Powerful Punch

Micro-fiction: Bite Size Literacy That Packs A Powerful Punch

Whether teaching literary devices or the nuances between writing for different genres, micro-fiction is the way to go. These (very) short stories are an awesome way to get students to dip their toes into the intimidating ocean that is story writing.

Whether teaching literary devices or the nuances between writing for different genres, micro-fiction is the way to go. These (very) short stories are an awesome way to get students to dip their toes into the intimidating ocean that is story writing.... read more

Collaboratively Blogging About Bias in Media

Collaboratively Blogging About Bias in Media

Year-over-year, blogging with teenagers about bias proves to be a diverse, eye-opening experience. Invariably, I come across that particular cohort’s unique personality – their interpretive style and individual perspective coming alive with every blog post and comment.  The challenge is always in developing explorations that will both engage and instruct with integrity and creativity, which

Year-over-year, blogging with teenagers about bias proves to be a diverse, eye-opening experience. Invariably, I come across that particular cohort’s unique personality – their interpretive style and individual perspective coming alive with every blog post and comment.  The challenge is always in developing explorations that will both engage and instruct with integrity and creativity, which... read more