A graduate of the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa (BEd and MEd), Brigitte Cyr has been a part-time professor since 2008, teaching mathematics education and language education. Brigitte spent 15 years working in elementary schools and many years developing teaching resources for the Centre franco-ontarien de ressources pédagogiques (CFORP). As a result, she has acquired a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills, which she enthusiastically shares with her university students. She thinks of her classroom as a laboratory, where her students can learn not only by studying theory but also (and especially) by practising and applying various teaching and learning strategies. Brigitte is also director of program evaluation at the Centre canadien de leadership en évaluation (CLÉ), a partner organization of the Ontario Ministry of Education.