I have been a teaching principal in a small rural school for the last 3 years. Before this I have over 10 years teaching experience teaching students ranging in age 5 through to 12 and have loved every minute.
Humour is very much a natural part of my teaching style, so having fun is an important part of my classroom learning environment and developing of rapport with the students. I believe in taking the time to make myself available to my students before and after school and this is also relevant to parents and staff. In the playground, playing games and interacting with students in a less formal context is not only fun for us all, but also has huge benefits when it comes to effectively dealing with pastoral and/or discipline issues. The programmes in my classroom are exciting and fast paced. This in itself is motivating and I have always found that students turn up early to my classroom and are still at school well after the bell has gone in the afternoon. In rural schools many students did not want to go home on the bus and some arranged to stay late, do their homework at school and then be picked up by parents later in the day.
“Students are engaged, motivated and keen to succeed. They take responsibility for their learning and increasingly know about themselves as learners. They stay on task, work well together and help each other. Positive and respectful interactions between students underpin learning”. Educational Review Office
A Bachelor of Marketing and management Graduate Diploma of teaching Certificate of First Time Principles
I have traveled, lived and worked in many countries around the world and now I enjoy bringing the world to me. I bring a broader perspective and understanding of what is possible to my daily life. We live in a global society and this experience helps me to prepare the children that I work with for the world that we live in.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Science, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, World Language, French, Japanese, Chinese, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Short Stories, Writing, Robotics, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, American Sign Language, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, African History, Classroom Community