I am a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer, specialising in early years and young learners. I have worked in the public bilingual sector and for private education providers, such as the British Council, Cambridge University Press, International House, Nile and Bell English in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, providing face-to-face and online training on YL methodology, train-the trainer, CLIL and CELT-S. I have written a five-book phonics section for CUP, a three book KG series, a three-year kindergarten curriculum and as well as a full primary EFL curriculum and schemes of work for an IB international school in China.
In my spare time I enjoy gardening and collecting coffee beans from around the world.
Why did you decide to become a Globe PLC mentor?
I was delighted to be asked to join the Globe mentoring project because I feel it is such a unique and exciting opportunity to connect, share and develop with a global community of practitioners. The idea of having open and real discussions about current practice, methodology and concerns is invaluable to all of us teacher educators and Globe provides the perfect platform for this.
What can people expect from the Teaching Low-Level Learners PLC?
Those who join the Young Learner Globe PLC will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on issues which are current and real for teachers, across a variety of contexts and with a range of experience. We aim to focus on topics that relate to teacher’s daily experiences, offering a blend of practical ideas underpinned by principles of good practice. At the core, we hope to have a whole person approach for teaching and learning, offering a supportive inclusive community.
Why would you encourage people to join Globe?
I would recommend Globe to anyone who is interested and invested in education, as a way of expanding, developing and connecting with others. Being part of a wider community is a great way of continuing your own journey of learning through supporting and being supported.