Learning is a process that not only involves the art of being taught but the art of challenging one’s self to learn new skills, ideas and viewpoints.
My name is Audi and I’m from Jamaica. I have a Master’s degree in Comparative Education that I earned while living in the United Kingdom. I’ve taught Early Years First Stage at a primary school in London and this time allowed me to master my flexibility skills in the classroom. I’ve been teaching English in Japan for over 7 years with experience in both public and private schools and with students from a wide range of ages.
My hobbies include travelling and sightseeing. I’ve travelled to over 35 countries where I’ve interacted with people from several different ethnic backgrounds and cultures. This has opened my horizon to the beauty of communication and the art of being internationally minded. Travelling has shown me that no matter where we are from, we are different yet similar in many ways. I believe positive communication, respect and open mindedness are very important. These are the keys to developing and creating awareness, bonds and friendships within the diverse world we live in.
According to the great Malcom X “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. As a firm believer of this quote my educational philosophy is that children are our future and are each unique in their own special way. Their educational environment should not only be mentally but physically, emotionally and socially stimulative. Allowing the child the chance develop to their highest potential and exceed expectations. Learning is a process that not only involves the art of being taught but the art of challenging one’s self to learn new skills, ideas and viewpoints.
Therefore as an educator, my main purpose is to not impede students creativity or learning style but to guide, nurture and encourage. Allowing them to be expressive, share and use their ideas to its full potential. In this way students depend less on teachers as the main source of information. They use the guidance given to seek further information and knowledge to problem solve and deriving their own conclusions to inquiries. Both teaching and learning are considered lifelong processes. As long as my students can feel the passion, excitement and love for learning, as an educator this is all that matters. Hence my reason for getting into teaching and why I look forward to beginning my first year working at Summerhill.