I have mainly taught Math & Science and recently began to specialise in Design , Creativity & Technology or Product Design. Our school is very progressive allowing me to utilise all resistant materials including composites. I work with basic electronics and Picaxe and our school recently purchased a large CNC router for the woodwork room. Next on the agenda is TIG welding and light machine shop work.
My main method is immersion- having the kids surrounded by information and technology that supports their current projects. I also preach mastery and am a big fan of allowing kids to repeat aspects of their work to reach high levels of achievement.
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B. P&O DipED
I am a qualified Prosthetist/Orthotists and have worked on and off in this field for over 15 years. I completed a DipEd and have taught secondary level Mathematics/Science and Technology (Wood, Metal, Plastics and Electronics) for several years before leaving to be a dairy farmer for the last 6 years. I have also worked as a builder and concreter and have an interest in engines and electronics. I am now back in the education system and keen to develop rich activities that meet and exceed the expected levels of teaching in the field of Design Creativity & Technology (DCT).