I taught in an independent school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for 16 years prior to the birth of my daughter. I am now self-employed as a resource developer creating thematic units, worksheets, posters and games for teachers using the wealth of knowledge and materials I developed in my years of teaching and giving private maths tuition to grade 1 to 7 children. I have developed an online resource center that teachers subscribe to to download teaching resources. You can visit my website at www.creativeclassroom.co.za.
I believe in a creative approach to teaching young learners and like to integrate subjects so that learning becomes exciting and meaningful. As far as possible I try to include a variety of learning styles in my lessons and activities and I love using discussion and creative thinking as a basis for communication and learning with children.
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I studied a Bachelor of Primary Education degree at the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
I love to read, paint and do a number of crafts. I remain passionate about teaching and can frequently be found browsing the web (an addiction of mine!) searching for new and exciting ideas and advances in education and education philosophy. At present, my day time hours are dedicated to my 4 year old daughter and 16 year old stepson and so I am behind my computer - trying to earn a living - until the small hours of the morning! (It is worth it!)
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics