I have worked 4 years in the Caribbean as a foreign language teacher and 2 years in Dubai as a PYP KG1 homeroom teacher at an international school. Currently working at an International school in the Netherlands as a PYP KG1 homeroom teacher.
My approach to teaching is student-centered, inclusive and empowering. I organize an environment for students that aims to nurture their holistic development, be it their academic, physical, emotional and social needs. My goal is to engage my students in exploring their educational journey, by teaching them the inquiry-based learning and developing critical thinking skills to prepare them becoming life-long learners. As an African proverb says: "It takes a village to raise a child." I underline the importance of an open dialogue with parents, the collaboration of all teachers and involvement within a community are in my perspective essential elements to a child’s success in and out of the classroom.
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I have a professional certification in Primary School Education and experience gained through 6 years of teaching abroad. Also, I have developmental courses focused on the Early Years.
I am born and raised in Amsterdam. Lived six years abroad and currently back in my hometown. I love yoga and I am a vegetarian. I traveld around and speak five languages (Dutch,English, German,Turkish and Spanish). I like to read and go to the movies.