I have been fortunate enough to be involved in children's learning in a range of settings over the past 10 years. I have taught toddlers to teenagers, as a private tutor and as a school teacher, from swimming and gymnastics to numbers, computers, languages... and it won't end there! From Africa, to Sweden, to Australia - what a learning journey it has been for me. Teaching has given me the opportunity to develop my creative side and to share my resources with you.
My teaching styles is play-based and allows the learners to influence their path of learning. I like to design my lessons with the intention that the learners will leave with full understanding of the concept - without feeling as if they have struggled. I start my lessons with captivating introductions and then I present a fun and interactive learning opportunity, which usually achieves the initial goal. If not, then I have learned something about the learning style of my children and I adapt the activity and lesson to be more effective. I allow the learners to have fun with a concept before moving on to abstract activities.
The opportunity to share my resources on TpT is a great honor, but an even greater honor was that of being the teacher of such a beautiful class this year. I have learned so much from this dynamic group of children and have grown as a teacher as a result of working with them.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Primary Education, specializing in Foundation Phase (K-3). During my studies I spent a semester as an exchange student in Sweden and I have studied a few short courses since then.
I live in Perth, Western Australia. I love all things crafty; I love to dabble and fiddle and and ... These things get me excited about life. My favorite subject to teach is Math. So many children find it impossible, and it is fantastic to teach in a way that shows them that numbers are fun and easy. I love seeing the changes in their attitudes toward learning Math. Working as a 2nd Grade teacher in Africa also gave me a soft spot for teaching ESL. This experience is where I really learned that if you have a resource that children WANT to interact with, then learning WILL take place.