Welcome to my blog. I’m an educator and I blog about my practice, my thoughts, my philosophy and anything education-related.
Currently I’m teaching English (EAL) and Math at a German high school (Hauptschule), working with grades 5, 7, 8 and 9.
Previously I was:
A SEN/Special Ed teacher, teaching Grade 5/6 and English in Grades 8 and 10 in the German State System.
Teaching at a state primary school in Essen, Germany, responsible for English in Grades 2 and 3, and supporting in Grade 1.
A PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) teacher at an the International School of Modena in Italy, where I taught Grade 3.
A PYP teacher and PYP coordinator at Westminster International School in Pisa, Italy, where I taught Grade 2/3, and Grade 3/4.
A primary, English and Maths subject teacher and Middle School coordinator at KLAX school in Berlin.
My professional interests currently revolve around inquiry-based teaching and learning, educational technology and curriculum development. My degree in Learning, Technology and Research has sparked a further interest in professional development and action inquiry, as well as eLearning and eEducation.
As of October 2011, I’m a student at the University of Essen, where I will be working towards my teaching certification for the state of Northrhine Westphalia, Germany.
Personally I love to spend time with the people I care about, travel, read, sit in the sun, make music, be creative as much as I can, learn, and try out all sorts of new tech tools.
If you like my blog, or if you have a comment, provocation or anything else to say, please feel free to comment. You can also follow me on Twitter @discomfortzone