Episode 6

Karen Gazith

Dr. Karen Gazith received her Ph.D. from McGill University in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and is currently a faculty lecturer in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology where she has taught since 1993.

Dr. Karen Gazith received her Ph.D. from McGill University in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and is currently a faculty lecturer in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology where she has taught since 1993. She also serves as the Dean of Academics at a K-11 school in Montreal, Quebec. She has also served as the coordinator of special education in an elementary and high school and as the director of education for a consortium of schools in Montreal. In addition, Dr. Gazith has taught at Hebrew College in Boston and at the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Gazith holds a strong belief that teachers play a critical role in the success of their students, and she has presented worldwide on topics related to developing key competencies in leadership, inclusive education, evidence-based practices, and assessment and instruction. In her latest book, Teaching With Purpose, Karen introduces seven proven principles that assist teachers in creating a classroom environment conducive to learning for every student. These seven principles construct a robust picture of what the classroom can and should be: a safe place of learning and growth.