Well…. this is my first time blogging and I am really looking forward to sharing classroom practice and experiences with those of you who choose to join in!
This is my first year as a full-time Educational Consultant and I am loving it! Working in schools, with kids, teachers and leadership teams, has been incredibly rewarding. We all want the same thing – doing the best we can for kids, as we translate current Literacy research into practice. We know that having a consistent pedagogy underpinning the teaching of literacy, as they travel through a school, will give kids the best chance meeting the literacy demands of secondary school and life.
I have been travelling all around Victoria, and interstate, to different schools – love getting the music happening and then hitting the road! It is actually great thinking time!My favourite times have been in classrooms working with kids while teachers observe. Kids are such a joy and so willing to engage and participate – I look at their eager little faces and wonder if there is a better profession than being a teacher! It is also great to be able to encourage the wonderful teachers I am working with, as they are so keen to learn. There are so many demands placed on teachers, yet they are so willing to keep growing professionally and put the time in that is required to do so.
Off to speak at an ALEA workshop in Canberra on Saturday and then I will have four days based in Lakes Entrance working with the Eastern Collective of Schools – stay tuned!