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Sample Testimonial


Thank you, Brenda, for an amazing time.  You have, without a doubt, influenced my perception surrounding special education and mental health, and because of you, I feel prepared and confident to be an educator who truly cares and wants to help all learners no matter the challenges we may face as a team.  Our time together was short but sweet, filled with knowledge, activities, strategies and discussion that will forever remain a part of my inner landscape.  

 -OISE MT Student, 2019

Does your School or Organization need some Mentoring/Coaching or Professional Learning Support?

Contact Brenda to Reserve Consulting Space for 2020

I provide ongoing Professional Learning support for improving schools in the areas of: 

-Curriculum Development

-Lesson Design and Planning

-Teacher and Administrator Mentoring

-Behaviour Management Strategies

-Best practices for Inclusion in Special Education

-Evaluating your Special Education program and planning next steps

-Best practices in Assessment and Evaluation

Bringing theory to practice


As a  permanent faculty member at the University of Toronto in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, my primary work is in the Master of Teaching Program, but I also teach in the Language and Literacies Department (LLE).  I look forward to continuing my work at OISE/UT for 2020.  

February resources - Understanding difference


This is  part of a series to support students to understand the wonderful differences between individuals!  A great series for teachers to own.  

The metaphor of the rainbow will support you as you value differences in our students!

Using the metaphor of the rainbow, this book  is a must have for teaching about celebrating difference!  

February Young adult fiction recommendation


Just read....

I just finished this Susin Nielsen book - definitely a good choice for intermediate students.  It's about difference, dealing with loss and forging new relationships .  I LOVE THIS AUTHOR and your students will too!  

Brenda's Message

I truly believe that teachers (and parents) do the best they can for kids with what they know.  In the immortal words of Maya Angelou, when you know better, you do better.  I try to learn a little everyday, and do a little better everyday. 

I want to be by your side through your educational journey, so you can know more and do a little better too.  

Be in touch for mentoring, curriculum support, or professional learning opportunities.  

Brenda Stein Dzaldov, PhD


Contact Me

Get in touch!

Brenda Dzaldov and Associates

252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V4, Canada

OISE/University of Toronto