I have taught English and English Literature from Year 7 to Year 12. This is my passion and I enjoy creating thought-provoking resources which incorporate various literary theories. I have also enjoyed teaching ESL (EAL) and have been greatly enriched culturally from this experience. It has also been fascinating comparing languages and creating resources which not only teaches English but also Australian culture and history. After teaching high school students and adults for 6 years, I decided to try my hand in primary school teaching in 2012. It has been a wonderful change and I have learned so much from these bright little ones who come into my classroom day after day. They simply motivate me to create better resources that would make them smile.
I was a nightmare to teach as I was always restless and walking around my class. My experiences as a student has molded my teaching style. Students are encouraged to use their senses, to explore and are assured that no question is ever trivial. My lessons are often inter-disciplinary and integrated to everyday life. This stems from my desire to find teaching moments in all aspects of life. A strong sense of rhythm and routine is prevalent in my classroom. We sing plenty of songs (some legit and some made up) to help us transition through the day and to help us learn concepts.
I was awarded Most Outstanding Award from the Ministry of Education in Singapore for my work with Odyssey of the Mind
I have a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. I have also completed a Certificate in teaching students with special needs. In addition to this I have a Diploma in Piano (Performance).
I am a mum of an insomniac one year old and a little white fox of a dog.