“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”..

William Butler Yeats

As an educator, I have the privilege of assisting and guiding the formation of our young people; helping them to learn and grow, and preparing them for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter as they shape our future.

Over the past few years, I have come to better understand and appreciate the ideas, practices, and pedagogy which underpin my innovative, collaborative approach to the teaching and learning process.

 

I believe every student has the ability to learn from, and within a supportive, creative, and ICT-rich learning environment.

As a teacher, I endeavour to:

  • Develop trusting, caring relationships with all of my students and colleagues based on mutual respect, and a commitment to learning together.
  • Adapt my curriculum, pedagogical approach, and teaching strategies to suit my students’ needs and learning styles.
  • Explore innovative ways to flexibly integrate ICT to support and transform the teaching and learning process, providing students with opportunities to inquire, explore, and share their learning with authentic local and global audiences.

I aspire to empower my students to become socially just, environmentally responsible, and globally aware thinkers, learners, and leaders.

As a lifelong learner and educator, I strive to explore and model these qualities in my own teaching and learning practices.

As a teacher and a learner, I endeavour to:

  • Be an active, collaborative, and reflective member of the education community through my participation in global educational networks, professional blogs, and conference presentations.
  • Experiment with new ICT tools and devices, exploring and researching their applications in 21st Century learning environments.
  • Support and mentor teachers around the world in their innovative use of ICT, with a particular focus on preparing our students to learn, share, connect, and collaborate globally.

While I expect that the practical applications of my teaching philosophy to evolve over time; these beliefs continue to guide my professional growth as an educator as I continue to explore, connect, engage, innovate, and collaborate through ICT.

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