Life before Girton
Worked in vehicle registration office after University in Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND
Back to University-York, Yorkshire, ENGLAND to do Teaching course. BA in English with Qualified Teacher Status. Secondary subject-PE
Taught 5 years at a large primary school in Rotherham, Yorkshire, ENGLAND. Classroom teacher-Grades 4,5, 6. Also, specialist PE teacher role. Taught French club after school. Member of school award winning Brass Band.
Moved to Australia 2009
Qualified as a Dog Trainer and Behaviourist
Studying Canine Myofunctional Therapy
Became Australian Citizen 2015
What I Love about Teaching
- When you see the student “understands” for the first time!
- Making relationships
- The collegiality of the Junior School staff
What do you like best about the subject/s you teach?
Language is the gateway to travel and confidence and an understanding of their own language.
My favourite classroom activity
Role play using the vocabulary they have learned in “real like” situations. Dressing up, using props and puppets. Students learn that what is taught can be used in the real world
What difference can good teaching make?
Good teaching develops confidence, a thirst for more information, self-reliance, self-discipline, a passion for studying a foreign language and knowledge and acceptance of other cultures
Junior School Netball
Running, Social volleyball, dogs, travel, Volunteer with Righteous Pups Australia