I am passionate about supporting children in their learning journeys and an advocate for early childhood education. I have had over thirty years experience as an early childhood teacher. I have also run educational sessions for 2-5 year old children and their parents, run courses to assist parents in helping their children read and provided individual tutoring session for children. I have written a variety of educational materials for different publishers and have always written teaching resources for use in my own classroom. I love the opportunity that teaching provides for my own learning and the outlet it provides for my creativity.
I create a welcoming classroom environment where children are respected and affirmed through positive feedback and support. I place children at the centre of the curriculum by making connections with their lives and interests. I immerse children in language, modelling target language, providing opportunities for meaningful talk and writing, and feedback to support learning. I include literature, song and opportunities for movement throughout the day. I provide hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for practice until mastery. I start where the children are at and take their learning as far as each can go, providing opportunities to develop areas of weakness and strengthen abilities. I encourage the development of thinking skills, reasoning and creativity.
Graduated with Distinction in Educational Studies / Reading and Language Nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award Featured member on Edutopia (http://www.edutopia.org/grade-level-k-2), December 2013
Diploma of Teaching Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Reading and Language)
Education is my life. I have been a classroom teacher, resource teacher, home-schooler, tutor, mother and writer. View my complete collection of early childhood teaching resources at www.readilearn.com.au
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Numbers, Science, Biology, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention, End of Year