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Hello/Bonjour! I am an avid sketchnoter, AIM French teacher, techno-geek, and Google Certified Innovator with more than 30 years of teaching experience in the public and independent systems. I love interacting with other educators, so please click on the links above/right to connect with me on social media or you can email me at: sduckworth100@gmail.com


Toronto, Canada


Please click here to pre-order my book, release date November 15, 2016.


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Photo credits: maophoto.ca




18 thoughts on “Home

  1. I love your notes! I see you are Canadian too and you work at Crescent school! When did you get started with the notes..who did you study with! I’m from ashbury college in Ottawa!


  2. I LOVE your sketches! They inspire me to try it for myself. What model of iPad are you currently using? (I also asked this question on Facebook). Keep sharing your learning through your sketches. Tjey meet me at my learning style and I want to share that with others. 👍🏼


  3. Hi Sylvia,
    May I please have permission to use a copy of an image that was tweeted by the TRBA of 10 Reasons Why Every Teacher Needs a PLN? It is not for commercial reasons and your name, as signed in the bottom right corner will remain evident. Thank you for your consideration. JoAnn Dixon


      • My Name is Rozana and I am a student in the Master of Teaching program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). A component of this degree program involves conducting a small-scale qualitative research study. My research will focus on teachers’ perspectives and strategies on retaining students in Core French programs beyond grade 9. I am interested in interviewing teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to retaining students’ interest in French language learning, and who have a minimum of 3 year of experience teaching core French. Because I think that your knowledge and experience will provide insights into this topic, would you agree to be interviewed by me through answering a set of questions pertaining to your professional background and practices?

        Please let me know if that’s okay with you so we could arrange for a time that works best for you.

        Thank you


  4. Hi Ms. Duckworth,

    Thank you for providing so many useful sketchnotes for educators. I would like to use several (8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom, Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset, 6 Golden Rules for Engaging Students, and 12 Benefits of Creativity) in a presentation and booklet on Sketchnotes for educators in the Jurupa Unified School District at our Tech Fest. May I please have your permission to reproduce these images? There is no fee for attending.

    Ms. Celina N. Collins
    JUSD Instructional Coach at the Secondary Level


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