Teaching is not a career, it is a way of being. I have taught in high schools, in primary schools and also in home schools. It has not been a traditional teaching role in any of these venues and has encompassed English, Music and Drama. After a decade of editing magazines in London and Sydney, I am now focused on creating beautiful and inspiring resources for those of us who teach; resources that will help us transform our classrooms into visually exciting venues of endless possibility.
A bit of Socratic Dialogue here, a bit of Chaos Theory there... every child needs their own unique teaching style... so my teaching style is a journey of discovery.
Various... but the highest Award is always seeing the spark light up in a child's eyes when they realise something they consider "really hard" can actually be mastered without trials and tribulations... and sometimes even without worksheets!!
The ingredients that have gone into making me are thus: Childhood spent in a small New Zealand town living on campus at a high school and college where my parents were administrators and teachers. Education was the centre of the universe. Three primary schools. Three high schools. Three universities. Three different degree majors. One thesis on Complex Dynamic Systems and Literature. Something like 12 round-the-world adventures. Eight years in a rock band playing violin. Ten years teaching piano to individual students and a few of these also teaching drama at primary schools. Ten years editing magazines. Two children who have taught me that everything I thought I knew is not really what I need to know... And now a whole new online education to discover...
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