This week, EduTweetOz moves to Queensland, with Teacher Librarian, Kathryn Schravemade taking over the account. Kathryn tweets using the handle @KatSchrav
Here are her answers to our five questions:
Please tell us a little about your background in education. Why did you decide to become involved in education? What are some of the roles you’ve had and what does your
I come from a secondary English and Social Science background and now I dabble in the world of Teacher-Librarianship in the Mt Alvernia iCentre. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher but never thought I’d want to be a Teacher-Librarian. My love of reading always made me an avid library visitor and I was impassioned by the continuous evolution of libraries as they change to suit their communities and environments. My decision to move into Teacher-Librarianship came from my desire to prepare students with the information, learning and literacy skills they need to be active citizens in the world beyond the classroom.
Who or what keeps you inspired and motivated in your work?
Learning. I am driving by my own learning, the learning of my colleagues and the learning of my students. The day I stop learning will be the day I stop teaching.
What do you see as some of the biggest rewards and challenges for people working in education today?
The biggest reward in education is using your knowledge, skills and understanding to help others build theirs.
One of the greatest challenges for people working in education is coping with constant change/remaing relevant and the pressure and threat of burnout that comes with this.
If you had the ability to make changes to the education system in Australia, what would you do?
Make learning about the students instead of about comparing/rating the students (i.e statewide testing).
Give every student a device and free wi-fi 🙂
What role do you see EduTweetOz playing on the education scene in Australia and what are your hopes for the account this week?
EdutweetOz is an amazing professional learning and networking resource for Australian educators (and those interested in education). I’ll be tweeting about the pedagogy, tools and skills that make our job exciting.. with a touch of library related things on the side!