Welcome this week’s host: Imogen McLennan (@ImogenMcL)

My name is Imogen and I am in my 6th year  teaching primary students. I am currently teaching Year 5 in a government school near Darwin in the Northern Territory. I have taught each primary year level which has been challenging and rewarding. By the frequent changes of year levels and schools around country Victoria, Melbourne West and Darwin I have often hit the ground running with adjusting to new year levels, schools and all that goes with that. It also means I have gained a lot of varied experiences, which has certainly impacted positively on my teaching development. I am keenly interested in how the design of learning spaces effects teaching and learning opportunities and as well as teachers working collaboratively to support and inspire one another.
Teaching in the Northern Territory gives me the opportunity to develop my understanding of indigenous culture and how to change some of my language choices, gestures and interactions with indigenous students in order to build rapport with them.
I am looking forward to some interesting discussions this week as we learn with and from each other.

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