I equally enjoy communicating with children, adults and educators and have a fondness towards working with people of diverse backgrounds. Through the trading of stories and ideas, I can gain insight into their values and interests whilst developing my own knowledge and appreciation based on their personal beliefs.
I relish the challenge of determining the learning preferences and needs of students so that an amicable bond can be formed and used to enhance the learning environment and relationship between student and teacher.
My ultimate goal as a teacher is to inspire and support as many people as I can along the course of their learning journey. Whether the individual is off to a bumpy start or has already acquired an innate desire to build on their knowledge, my aim is to form a relationship that will allow me to have maximum impact in helping them achieve their goals—both determined or undetermined.
In 2015 I was nominated for the Australian National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA). After being named a state finalist, I was asked to produce a short film addressing some current concerns relating to Australia’s education system. The featured video titled Challenges Teachers Face in the 21st Century was my submission.
In March 2016 it was announced that I was one of 12 national NEiTA awardees. I was given the honour in recognition for Community Engagement on a remote island called Groote Eylandt; situation in the Gulf of Carpenteria.
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