9 years in schools 10 years in camps and youth ministry Both Australia and USA.
Differentiating yet Inclusive. Challenging yet Encouraging.
Mum's favourite child 5 years in a row!
Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary)
What's the Big Idea? - The Big Idea is to engage students in fun, relevant and interesting learning. If we do this, I believe half the battle is won. We teachers are so underresourced and busy that we spend a lot of time thinking about great, meaningful lessons, but dont have the time or skills to make them 'professional'. Why make another teacher reinvent the wheel, when you can pass it on and let them shape their own wheel? - Who is big idea? - I am: Husband. Father. Teacher. In that order. I love teaching and I love doing things well. I want to share with other teachers so we can all lighten the load of planning and preparation and get back to why we started teaching - building relationships with the students. - After spending much of my teaching in grade 4-7, I recently have become a specialist teacher from kindergarten through to grade 7. This, along with having a 5 year old who started school in 2013 (yikes!) has certainly increased my desire into creating learning resources for that age.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Australian History, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core