B.A. Qld, Grad. Dip.Teaching (Primary) BCAE , M.Ed. Griffith
Cert III Children’s Services MSIT
A Mus A (Piano) AMEB, ATCL (Teaching piano) Trinity College.
Apple Consultants Network member
SPELD Qld Specialist Teacher
Accredited “Cracking the ABC Code” Teacher
My teaching career began in 1989. I have taught in a variety of contexts since then.
I believe that the purpose of education is the shaping of the whole child and helping that child to reach his or her potential, spiritually, emotionally, physically, creatively, as well as academically. I am always prepared to use a variety of approaches and methods and to create a rich environment to engage individual children and cater to their learning needs and styles.
I believe that independence and critical thinking are essential skills for 21st century students. As “traditional” jobs and workplaces change, workers need to be able to adapt and relearn to suit new environments. I recognise that children need support and scaffolding to develop these skills. The process of becoming an efficient and effective independent learner doesn’t happen overnight.
I have a particular interest in educational technology to assist the learning of every student and also to assist those who experience learning challenges. In the 21st century, technology has the potential to put all learners on the same playing field.
Please click here to view my published articles on educational technology:
Don’t Panic! A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Teaching the Digital Native. Professional Educator (Australian College of Educators), May 2012
Leading a Digital School. Educational Technology Solutions, Issue 58, Feb/Mar 2014
Building a Culture of Trust. Australian Educational Computing, Volume 29, Number 1, 2014
Trust in Education (blog)