I have completed numerous degrees including the following: Bachelor of Music – Singing/Bassoon/Clarinet Bachelor of Arts – Linguistics/Writing/English Graduate Diploma of Education – English/Linguistics Master of Teaching – English/Music Masters of History – Ancient Cultures/Teaching Doctor of Education
My beliefs on teaching are short and simple, Everyone Can! I believe that if someone is willing to do something or learn or grow then everyone can accomplish, everyone can succeed, everyone can grow. It is my philosophy that what students are exposed to and develop when they’re younger can have an enormous impact on the rest of their lives and it is my mission to instill in my students the belief that they too can do anything they set their mind to, and with my help I hope to guide them along that path.
2014 - The Vice Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence 2012 - TAS Medal for Sustained Commitment to Teaching Excellence 2012 - Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2015 - Award for Teaching Excellence VIC
I have completed numerous training programs including the following: - Little Learners Love Literacy - Collecting and visualising data from everyday assessments - Professional Learning Seminars - Making Feedback Count - High Ability and Gifted Students - Managing Interactions Between Students and Teachers - Curriculum and the Social Context of Schooling - Aboriginal Education - Literacies in Context - ICT in Education - Planning for Effective Learning - Inclusive and Special Education - Classroom Behaviour Management - Teaching for Cultural Diversity - Secondary Music Pedagogy - Secondary Music ICT - Secondary English: Theory and Practice - Secondary English: Literature and Literacy - Secondary English: Specialist Curriculum Studies - Teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialects - Secondary Education: Business Studies, Commerce - Secondary Education: Studies of Religion - History of Australian Education - Grammar and Text Types for the Secondary Classroom - Implementing eLearning Environments - Local Studies in Social Science - Talent Development in Mixed-ability Classes - Educational Intervention for Children with Learning Difficulties - Introduction to Psychoeducational Assessment - Issues in Comprehension Instruction for Studies with Learning Difficulties - Culturally Responsive Schoolinge - Frameworks for Intercultural Studies and Education - Higher Education Leadership and Management - Grammar for Teaching English in the 21st Century - Advanced Study of Literacy Issues in Education - Innovative eLearning Pedagogy - eLearning Communities - Principles and Practices of eLearning - Creative Thinking and Problem Solving for Teachers - The Principalship and School Leadership Positions - Managing Organisational Transition - Internet Learning for Gifted and Talented Children - Issues in Inclusive Education: International Perspectives - Evidence Based Practices for Managing Challenging Behaviours - Student Behaviour and Learning: Social Contexts and Diversity - Foundations of Career Development Theory
When I was 10 years old I realised I had fallen in love with teaching… I would spend hours pretending I was a teacher. I’d plan my classes as if I was going teach them. I’d spend all my allowance on Teaching books, and teacher planing tools. I used to play with my dolls and allocate them to class schedules and timetables, managing their student workload and then teaching them classes and having a grade book filled with their scores.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects