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Welcome to Zoe's Pipedreams!

Welcome to my blog, a space where my passions and experiences converge to create a unique blend of insights and stories. I'm Zoe Branigan-Pipe, and here's what you'll discover on this platform:​


Education and Special Education:

At the heart of my blog lies my deep-seated passion for education, especially in the realm of special education. With over 16 years of experience in teaching, consulting, and leadership, I bring a wealth of knowledge and innovative approaches to education. My current role as a special education teacher for gifted students in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Ontario, is a testament to my commitment to inclusive and equitable education. I advocate for Universal Design for Learning (UDL), drawing inspiration from educational thinkers like John Dewey, Reggio Emilia, and Seymour Papert, focusing on inquiry-based learning and real-world experiences.


Accreditation Coordination at Brock University:

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I serve as the Accreditation Coordinator at Brock University. My role involves overseeing the quality and effectiveness of our teacher education programs, ensuring they meet the highest standards. Learn more about our programs at Brock University's Continuing Teacher Education.


Health, Nutrition, and Veganism:

A vital part of my life is dedicated to health and nutrition, with a specific focus on a plant-based diet. I believe in the power of veganism to enhance both mental and physical health. Through my blog, I share my experiences, recipes, and tips on adopting and thriving on a plant-based diet, demonstrating how it positively impacts overall well-being.

Passion for Long-Distance Running:

Running is more than just a hobby for me; it's a way of life. As an avid marathon runner, I share my journey, experiences, and the lessons learned along the way. I explore how long-distance running contributes to my physical fitness and mental resilience, and how it intertwines with my other passions.

World Travel and Vlogging:

My adventures extend beyond the classroom and the running tracks. I am an enthusiastic world traveller, capturing and sharing my experiences through vlogging. My YouTube channel provides a window to my travels, offering a glimpse into diverse cultures and experiences. Check out my travel vlogs and more on Zoe's YouTube Channel.

Join me on this blog as I navigate through these diverse yet interconnected aspects of my life. From education to health, from running to world travel, each post is a piece of my journey, aiming to inspire, educate, and motivate. Let’s explore these topics together, finding inspiration and understanding in every story.


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