Teaching and Consulting
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 an educator 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 received a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for increasing community engagement on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. In response to the award, I created a video titled Challenges Teachers Face in the 21st Century which was shared on the social media pages of Australia’s Education Minister, Simon Birmingham.
In 2017 I was contracted by the Foundation for Young Australians to develop the content for a teaching resource designed for The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programme. The VCAL Teacher Toolkit has been downloaded over 1000 times and recently featured in HundrED‘s list of education innovations.