I have eleven years experience teaching Primary/Elementary aged children and currently have a Year 5 & 6 class after teaching Prep, One and Two for almost five years. I am passionate about Classroom and Behaviour Management, as well as implementing ICT in the classroom and inventing new and innovative ways to present material and learning experiences to students. I have created a spelling program using the Four Spelling Knowledges and initiated an Annual Spelling Bee in our school that allows students from all grades to participate.
"Firm but fair" is my motto. I run a pretty tight ship in my classroom and have the reputation amongst students as being strict. While this is true, once the students get to know me and have me as a teacher, they also get to see my playful, funny side and realise that there is more to me and my classroom than meets the eye. Don't judge a book by its cover definitely applies here!
Nothing official from the Education Dept! But the notes, messages and kind words I receive from parents, grandparents, students and colleagues is honour and award enough.
Diploma of Arts - Visual Bachelor of Teaching - Primary (Children's Literature Major) Bachelor of Education - Primary (Literacy Major)
36 years young, currently employed at a school in regional Victoria, Australia. Have worked in variety of schools, as large as 800 students and as small as 45 students. I have taught at P-12 Colleges where I was fortunate to be actively engaged in all areas of the Primary School, in addition to teaching Year 7 & 8 classes in English, Geography, Keyboarding and Health and Physical Education, as well as picking up the odd extra here and there with Year 10, 11 and 12 students.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Australian History, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Informational Text