Frequently Asked Questions


What materials will I need?

The course can be done with tools as simple as a piece of paper and a pencil.  It is totally up to you.  I would recommend some basic printer paper or a journal with blank pages and some markers or pencil crayons (coloured pencils) if you are going analog.  If you want to try digital, I use a program called Procreate and my Apple Pencil or this stylus.

Is the course live? Do I need to be available at a certain time of day? 

Nope!  The course runs asynchronously.  Every Saturday, in Google Classroom, I post the information for the week (video lesson about the element, interview with the expert(s), weekly challenge) and you can complete the activities when it suits you.  I also post a Doodle challenge daily on Google Classroom.  Again, you can do them the day they are sent or on a day that work for you - though I do see the benefit in 5-10 minutes of daily practice. 

Can I do the course with the student in my class?

Please do!!  

I get an error message when trying to join the Google Classroom.  What is going on?

Be sure you are in a Gmail account that is not an EDU Gmail.  Unfortunately you cannot join the course with a Google for Education account those account types can only join Classrooms within your domain (school district).  You must join with a personal Google account. If you receive an error when joining, you are likely signed into your education account.


I registered but have not received any information about the course.  What do I do?

All information about how to the course is at the bottom of the confirmation email from Eventbrite.  (Don't worry - lots of people miss it not realising there is info beyond the virtual ticket!). Go back and check that email.  If you deleted it, please reach out to me at

I am Canadian and wanted to e transfer the money rather than pay on Eventbrite.

Super!  Flip me an email at and we can make it happen!  

Can I pay by sending you money through Venmo?

Nope, big old Canadian "SORRY!" on that one.  Unfortunately we do not have Venmo in Canada.

I am am a student and want to take part in the course.  Do you offer a student discount?

Sure do!  Send me an email at and we can set it up for you.  

I took the course before and want to do to again live.  Is that possible?  Do I have to pay again?

Sure can take it again for a nomial fee.  Send me an email at and we can set it up for you.