Teacher - Artist - Musician
I got into teaching quite by accident. I only ever wanted to paint and draw and had even got my own art studio in Derry. After another year 'on the dole' (unemployed) and making not much selling my paintings, I started voluntary work at my old primary school teaching kids art. I was supposed to stay 1 week and ended up there for 4 months, not just giving Art lessons but then 'teaching' other subjects. I graduated with a BA hons in Primary Education in 1996 and the rest is history.
I am also a Google Certified Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Thanks for the feedback Emma. I based this approach on how teachers organise kindergarten classroom spaces and on how they teach young children. Younger children are incredibly curious and I wanted this curiosity to continue as they grew older. My approach certainly personalised every child's learning and led to positive outcomes for all.