Leslie Farooq

Lifelong learning, one reflection at a time.

The Author

I am an Ontario private school chemistry and biology teacher, repatriated after ten years teaching at an international school in northern Mexico. The courses I taught under an American curriculum (McRel, NGSS, and AP) include:

  • Science 9
  • Biology 10
  • Chemistry 11
  • Biology 12
  • Pre-AP Biology 10-11
  • AP Biology 11-12
  • International Food and Nutrition 10-12

The courses I have taught for two years using the Ontario curriculum include:

  • Chemistry 11, University Preparation
  • Chemistry 12, University Preparation
  • Biology 11, University Preparation
  • Biology 12, University Preparation

I will begin my thirteenth year in education in Fall 2019, and I am assigned the same courses.

I enjoy learning, creating, and connecting my knowledge in an interdisciplinary manner. You can find examples of my educational writing here on this blog. You can find examples of my travel and nature writing at The Far Sci, and my nature photography on Instagram @les_far. Thank you for learning more about me!


5 thoughts on “The Author

  1. Hi Leslie,
    I can’t find your email, so I am writing here in the hopes that you see it. I just wanted to thank you…I had an idea to have the kids make Escape Rooms as an alternate to a traditional final in AP Biology. I was struggling to give them a sample of what I was looking for in terms of a finished product (rigor-wise)…I found your site and feel like I’ve hit the motherload! These are fantastic. Thank you so much for your hard work and your willingness to share 🙂
    Kind regards,
    Brooke Eidell (Conestoga High School, PA)


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