The Optimistic Educator

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Australia - New South Wales - Port Macquarie
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A good teacher doesn't just "teach", they ignite a sense of curiosity, impart the strength of optimism, and promote a love of lifelong learning.
 
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By The Optimistic Educator
This 20 page booklet is packed with drawing activities guaranteed to spark creativity in your students! Not only do these activities foster drawing skills pracitice, they also trigger out of the box thinking, imaginative problem solving, curiosity,
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.50
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By The Optimistic Educator
Inspire a love of words and help your students build their vocabulary with this “Wonderful Words” pack, containing 50 different words, each on their own activity card, and included in a colourful word cloud to display in your classroom.INCLUDES:2 x
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$5.50
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By The Optimistic Educator
Perfect as "fast finisher" activities, fillers between lessons or combined as an art lesson, these activity sheets are certain to spark imagination, curiosity and creativity. If you like these sheets, be sure to check out the full version, "Draw It"
Subjects:
Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a passionate K-12 educator and Career Coach, specialising in Careers, Creative Arts, Positive Education and English Language Arts. I have worked with children across all school ages for the past 15 years as a tutor, mentor, workshop facilitator and teacher. I also work with teachers and parents on ways to support young people to live a thriving, optimistic life. I currently work as a K-12 casual relief teacher, and am co-director of The Posify Group, an organisation dedicated to connecting people with their purpose.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is founded in positive psychology principles, and promotes the development of the whole individual - academic achievement and wellbeing. I am passionate about infusing purpose into learning and use a strengths-approach to supporting students to thrive. I love helping teachers find ways to foster creativity, curiosity and self-worth through the curriculum, and so am very excited to be sharing my tools of the trade through Teachers Pay Teachers. I hope it inspires you to develop confident, strong, and optimistic young individuals in your classrooms!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

University of New England Scholar Award and Scholarship, 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate Certificate in Education Studies (Careers & Transitions) - graduated with Distinction, University of New England Bachelor of Education (K-12) - graduated with Distinction, University of New England Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama and Performance), Macquarie University Certificate in Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms from Relay Graduate School of Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I thrive on creativity, curiosity and play, and am passionate about the positive impact these activities can have on wellbeing, academic achievement and career success. My background sees an amalgam of over a decade in the corporate and education sectors across roles such as coach, consultant, facilitator, and teacher. As a K-12 Educator and Career Coach, I am driven to help individuals connect with their purpose and lean into their most meaningful life. I revel in opportunities that expose students to unique ways of learning, focusing on infusing purpose, optimism and relevance into educational activities. My personal purpose is underpinned by my dream for a world in which everyone has access to quality education (Global Goal #4) and the opportunity to thrive. In pursuing this purpose, I have contributed to various projects and initiatives including initiation of youth project Cards For Change, The Luminosity Youth Summit, and The Posify Group's initiative, Coaching for Cambodia. I am also a proud ambassador of #Litfest2444; a festival that aims to break the mould of creativity and connect young minds with conventional and out of box avenues for sharing their stories.

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