Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
I am currently a graduate teacher working as a casual relief teacher in Adelaide's Southern suburbs. I graduated from Flinders University with a double degree in Primary Education (R-7) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English. I am very passionate about education and the bright future for young Australians as citizens of a global community. To a degree I am still finding my footing in the world of ICT and media, but I am an enthusiastic and fast learner. I am a great believer in the power technology can have in transforming learning both inside and outside of the classroom. In terms of my personal teaching philosophy, it is my opinion that education is for everyone, and that it should be equitable and non-discriminative. I am also of the belief that children best learn in an activity-based, social environment that fosters long-term, positive relationships.
A little about myself, I was born in the UK, and migrated to Australia in 1997. Since then I have lived happily in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, Australia. I would certainly consider myself an explorer, having travelled to many places both in my childhood and adulthood. Importantly, in my travelling experiences I have attended 7 different primary schools in both the UK and Australia, 2 high schools, and 1 university. My experiences of schools is extensive, and I think this has aided me in becoming the social person that I now am. I believe that constructive relationship building is at the very heart of all that we do, whether it is in context of school, or just in life.
I am always open to communication, suggestions, feedback and any form of connection.
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