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 current role involve?
I wanted to be a teacher since I had an inspirational teacher in Year 4 – Miss Dewing. She taught me how to love learning which is what I hope to instil in others. I had all of my initial teaching years in the Public ACT system which was amazing and forms the basis of my collaborative teaching and inquiry methods. After this, I worked at Northern Beaches Christian School finishing up my time there earlier this year as Community Leader for Stage 3. I currently work as a classroom teacher at Immanuel Primary School in Adelaide.
Who or what keeps you inspired and motivated in your work?
Twitter has completely invigorated my career. The networking and ideas and research that I gather through Twitter makes me so excited about the changing face of education.
I love watching kids learn and I love watching others teach – I think the process of education is so exciting.
What do you see as some of the biggest rewards and challenges for people working in education today?
The opportunities for modern teaching and learning are so rewarding. Seeing an entire community grow in their understanding of what this looks like is so exciting. But the process of helping the community to understand the importance of modern teaching and learning is challenging.
If you had the ability to make changes to the education system in Australia, what would you do?
I’d help us all to be risk-takers – just try stuff! When teachers are risk-takers; kids will be to – this will create a culture of innovation.
What role do you see EduTweetOz playing on the education scene in Australia and what are your hopes for the account this week?
I’m excited about the collaboration and networking – we’re all in this together!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Join in – let’s have fun!