Encouraging accessible learners, one day at a time!

 
 [Image: Alexandria looking down, her hand in her hair, with ivy on grating in the background]

[Image: Alexandria looking down, her hand in her hair, with ivy on grating in the background]

Alexandria Taylor

Alexandria Taylor (she/her) is a Concordia University graduate student receiving her MA in Teaching for secondary English Language Arts and Social Sciences.  A Portland-native, Alexandria graduated Magna Cum Laude from Portland State University  with a BA in English Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  In addition to her educational pursuits, Alexandria is a public speaker for disability activism and feminism, and has been a Featured Creator at VidCon US for the past two years.  She is the creator and host of both Disabilities on YouTube and FemTube, networks that focus on inclusivity and empowerment for creators within digital and interpersonal spaces.  Alexandria is currently a substitute teacher in several Vancouver school districts, and will be graduating with her Master's in May 2018. 

 
 
 

Teaching Philosophy: Into Wild Places

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[Image: vertical stack of hard-copy books, including from bottom to top: The Hate U Give; When Dimple Met Rishi; The Sun Is Also a Star; You're Welcome, Universe; The Education of Margot Sanchez; Buffering; With Malice; If You Feel Too Much; We Are Okay; The Time Traveler's Wife; Radio Silence; Passenger; and Wayfarer]

Connect Further!

 
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[Image: TagCloud of teaching vocabulary with words such as educational authors, podcasts, methods of teaching, and educational subjects]

When we have students read speeches, paintings, novels, works of nonfiction, magazines, and TED Talks, and other digital texts, we are not just teaching them reading skills. We are deepening their understanding of the world, which, in turn, makes them better readers.

—Kelly Gallagher, In the Best Interest of Students