My presentation is "Developing mastery in the classroom through personalising learning"
I found out about this on Twitter a few days ago and now it's hit national news. An amazing idea to meet the needs of a cash strapped school. It provides endless teaching and learning possibilities.
I was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.
I am a
Teacher - Artist - Musician
In my spare time I play guitar and have performed in many pubs in the places I have lived. I am also a drummer and I have played in 4 bands over the years - Down to Victoria, EQ, The Wedding Band and Lepanto Sessions. I started drumming when sitting in a pub one night, I was tapping along to 'Double Trouble', a blues band. My mate asked if I could drum, I nodded yes even though I had never ever played on a drum kit before and next thing I knew, I was in my first band, Down to Victoria.
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.
Circles I'm interested in.
- University of UlsterBA Hons Primary Education, 1992 - 1996
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