Year 6 Yellow

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Sophie Webb

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My name is Sophie Webb and I come from Portsmouth on the South coast of the UK. This is my first visit to Thailand and I am very excited to be joining the HeadStart community on this beautiful island. I graduated from Plymouth University in 2006 with an honors degree in Geography and Ocean science. After years of volunteering and working with children through the YMCA, I decided to fulfil my dream of becoming a primary school teacher and completed my PGCE through the University of Portsmouth. I graduated in 2008 and have since worked in schools in both the UK and Malaysia. I have worked in management and implemented strategic plans for improvement in several schools. For five of my nine teaching years, I have taught year 6 and hope that I can bring some of my expert skills and knowledge to HeadStart to improve the learning experiences of the children I teach. I have been a science co-ordinator for five years and am passionate about children taking part in discovery based learning where they are provided with opportunities to find things out for themselves. I have high expectations for the children I teach and work hard to ensure they are confident, independent and happy learners who are not afraid to take risks and face challenges with resilience and enthusiasm. I believe that learning should be an enjoyable and well-balanced experience and I encourage children to develop their natural curiosity and adventurous spirit. I am really looking forward to getting to know the children’s individual personalities as well as their parents this year and facilitate a learning environment where all students can fulfil their potential.

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Andrew Adviento

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Hello, I am Drew and I am the Deputy Teacher of Year 6 yellow and this is my third year at HeadStart. I graduated in 2014, from Benguet State University, Philippines and hold a Bachelors degree of Secondary Education major in Biological Science. In the same year I took and passed the National Licensure examination for teachers (LET). The four year undergraduate program in the said University formed the basis of my perseverance towards achieving an in-depth knowledge in the field of Biology. As a part of my degree course I studied various subjects relating to diverse aspects of science. Besides the college academics I was actively involved in the extra-curricular activities. The driving force behind all this was my aim to develop all the facets of my personality and teaching skills. Moreover, for the school year 2014-2015 I have been working as a Teacher at HOPE Christian Academy in High School Science department. My work has helped me develop a thorough insight in teaching, classroom management, preparing visual aids and the like. Today I perceive that life for me has been a process of conscious evolution. An integral part of this growth has been the value system imbibed in me by my parents, teachers and mentors and an immense liking for science. Lastly, this year I started my Master’s degree online. Thank you and I am so excited to work with you all. God bless!

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