Hi, my name is Melinda Crean and I have been a teacher for 9 years in Western Australia. I mainly teach the primary years: 1-7. I have been involved in mentoring programs for beginning teachers as well as teaching trainee teachers. More information about my experience can be found here: http://topnotchteaching.com/about/. I also coordinate a bridging program at a University that assists prospective students in gaining entry to University courses.
I believe that all students should experience success in learning. I incorporate experiences where students succeed, an environment where they are not afraid to 'have a go' and I relate learning to real life experiences. I encourage self-motivation and self-regulation to promote ownership of learning.
I graduated from my teaching degree with first class honours. I also received the Miles Medal for Excellence in Education (dux of year).
I completed a Bachelor of Education (primary), first class honours at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.
I am passionate about K-7 education and how we can better ourselves as teachers to provide more quality opportunities for our students.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Physical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Halloween, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Coaching, Phonics