I have taught from K-12 across all learning areas over the last 10 years, in a range or remote, rural and urban schools. I am a trained specialist teacher in Literacy and Numeracy, K-10 and have more recently trained to become a high school mathematics teacher. I am currently teaching year 8 and 9 mathematics at a rural high school in Western Australia.
My teaching style varies greatly depending on the subject and the students. For example, the way I taught year 5 English, is very different to how I would teach a year 9 advanced maths class. In saying that, I teach for understanding. Students need to know the WHY and the HOW before they can properly learn a new skill properly, applying it to an unfamiliar situation. I combine teacher directed instruction with student centred learning and cooperative learning, dependent on the topic and the desired outcome of the lesson. I like to think I take the best bits of all styles!
I am a Level # Classroom teacher, which mean I have been recognised in my state for exceptional teaching practice and leadership across the school.
I earned a Bachelor of Education, Primary in 2005, before transferring to the high school system in 2012, earning a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Teaching in 2014. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Psychology) and will graduate in early 2016.
I have taught a wide varieties and year levels which has taught me a lot about teaching - more than if I had stayed in one grade or subject area my whole career. I love making resources,
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Basic Math, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Mental Math, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Engineering, Phonics