Teaching children and adults since 1999, in New Zealand and overseas. Classroom teacher, senior management and teacher trainer.
Student-centric with a focus on FUN and enjoyment of learning. I care about producing resources that are topical, relevant and meaningful; ones that students will enjoy using and remember for years to come.
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Straight from school to University and Teachers College to learn how to teach for four years, then from completion until now, (and probably for the rest of my days, because that's what I love doing,) teaching and creating resources for educators in some way. I've also taken separate courses in Improv and Writing for Children.
I love working with people, and training and creativity are my thing. I'm a Primary School teacher by trade, but I have also worked as a resource developer, trainer, tour guide and musician. I spent eight years as a volunteer for an international charity, using some of these skills in some pretty exciting places. Some of my past adventures include organising a reception for the President of Timor Leste with half an hour's notice, as well as writing and performing a song for a reconciliation ceremony between two warring chiefs in Bougainville. Now based in New Zealand's South Island, I also enjoy working online with people around New Zealand and the world, using my creative skills and can-do approach to create solutions for educators, small businesses and individuals. I get great satisfaction when people succeed with the help I give them, big or small. Can I help you with a creative solution? I Shirley can! Check out my website for more: https://shirleycan.com
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Geometry, Social Studies - History, World History, World Language, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Drama, Critical Thinking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Handwriting, Classroom Community