Hi there! My teaching tenure has given me the opportunity to teach students at elementary school (K-5), middle school (6-8), and yes - even high school (9-11). Teaching each grade has its own charm - but I must say - I'm an elementary/primary school teacher at heart... and that's because I get to laugh with my students every single day - needless to say, their sheer innocence makes my school day :)
Perhaps more than style, it is hard work and organization that tops my priority, nevertheless, hands-on activities to provide students with a smooth transition from the abstract to the concrete is a winner. I believe in taking on the role of a facilitator and directing teaching and learning to be more student focused. Definitely, less teacher talk and more action gets the pace of a lesson going. Above all being empathic to students' needs goes a long way in achieving positive outcomes.
Having the privilege of being a Teacher. The inspiration for everything I design has been my fabulous students - without them, I could never be the teacher or curriculum designer I am.
Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts in English Literature, Master of Education - Literacy Coach / Literacy Co-ordinator - Certificate of Proficiency in Information and System Management - Special Education Needs Certificate
Traveled to exciting places and ability to stay calm in the most stressful of situations :) (ex Airline Stewardess). On a side note - to unwind after a busy school week, I love playing the piano and enjoy going on long hikes and biking trails with family and friends. And yes! I am also a pet parent to a very active dobie called Mercy (my 4:30 am running partner) and cuddly bundles of joy (cats), Bouncy and Missy Boy :) Visit me for teaching ideas here: http://teach2tell.blogspot.com
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