Four years teaching experience at High School/Secondary level in the UK state education system: teaching Philosophy, Religious Studies and Sociology to 12-18 year-olds. I also have two years experience coordinating 'Pupil Premium' resources on a whole-school level.
Focussed on differentiation to meet the needs of a typical state school in lower income areas of Britain; I am keen to foster and encourage healthy debate, critical thinking and encourage students to think outside to box. Mind-expansion is the aim of the game for me, I am passionate about philosophy and spirituality; dedicated to making education a spiritually, socially and morally enriching process for young people.
Psychology & Philosophy (BA) Philosophy (MA) Religious Studies & Philosophy (PGCE) CELTA
I had the good fortune to study at Magdalen College School, Oxford (one of the best independent secondary-schools in Britain), before studying Psychology & Philosophy at University level, eventually getting a Masters in Philosophy and a PGCE for teaching Religious Studies & Philosophy. I originally trained to work in mental health but decided I would do more good working in education.
Areas of expertise: -P4C -Religious Studies -Eastern Philosophical and Religious Traditions (especially Buddhism) -Western Philosophy -Clinical Psychology -Chinese, Japanese and Sufi mystical poetry -Debating societies
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Other (Math), Science, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Psychology, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Criminal Justice - Law, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Classroom Community