OkinawanGirl Lisa has a postgraduate diploma in elementary school education from the University of Glasgow, Scotland where she graduated with merit. She is a self confessed nerd with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Internet Software Development. TpT allows her to combine her passion for developing resources as well as teaching. Lisa has an international teaching background which includes: - Teaching English as an additional language to all age groups in Nara, Japan - Head Teacher and curriculum developer for 4 years at an International Preschool in Osaka, Japan - First Grade Teacher in an international elementary school in Madrid, Spain for 2 years - First Grade Teacher in Stirling, Scotland for one year She is currently teaching 3rd Grade in East Dubartonshire, Scotland.
I believe that if pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for aspects of their work, and share learning experiences, they are more likely to identify correlations between ideas and concepts, and become more astute as independent thinkers and problem solvers. Therefore, every child, regardless of ability, can enrich each other’s learning. Accordingly, I make frequent use of collaborative learning techniques to share experiences and promote team building skills. When introducing new themes or concepts for learning, I encourage pupils to reflect upon what they already know and utilize their knowledge to participate in the lesson planning process. This helps promote critical reflection and understanding whilst simultaneously encouraging enquiry and discussion.
Whilst studying at university for my undergrad degree I won "Multimedia Student of the Year" for two consecutive years.
Lisa has a Batchelor of Science degree in Internet Software Development from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland where she graduated with "distinction". She also has a post-graduate diploma (PGDE) in Elementary School Education from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where she graduated with "merit". Lisa frequently participates in professional development.
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English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, World Language, Japanese, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), British History, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Word Problems, General Science, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Decimals, Easter, Spring, Place Value, End of Year, Phonics