John Ruypers has started his fourth decade of teaching secondary school students in London, Ontario. John has a Masters Degree in History, and for the past eleven years, he has taught Additional Qualifications courses online at the University of Western Ontario. He has worked for the Ontario Ministry of Education creating a variety of e-Learning resources. A special interest is the use of role playing in teaching. At Emond Montgomery, John has been the primary author of Canadian and World Politics, Canada in the Contemporary World, and Canadian Civics. He enjoys jogging, playing hockey, and facilitating workshops dealing with teaching.