Year 3 Blue

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Dan Nicholson

Teacher
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My name is Dan Nicholson and I am originally from Grimsby, in the North East of England. I have lived in Thailand for a total of 17 years and so I now consider it to be my second home. I began my International school teaching career as an Early Years teacher in Bangkok. After 5 years in the capital, I moved to Pattaya, where I lived for a total of 12 years; working as an Early Years teacher and then a Primary Year 2 teacher. I’ve spent the past 6 years studying part-time for a BSc with the Open University. I took a break in 2015 to earn a PGCE (International) from the University of Nottingham. I then returned to England last year, to complete my degree as a full-time student. I’m a keen amateur cricketer and spent 5 years as a player and committee member at Pattaya Cricket Club, which included several playing trips to Phuket. I also enjoy hiking or cycling anywhere with a beautiful view and the opportunity to encounter wildlife. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge and rewards of teaching pupils from diverse cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds. I believe in setting high expectations for attainment and behaviour and that a positive attitude to learning is a key component of success. I try to engage students with a combination of individual and collaborative learning opportunities, which allow them to build on their existing knowledge and skills. I think that providing tasks with the right balance of challenge and reward is the key to motivating students and fostering a love of learning. I’m looking forward to starting my first full year at Headstart and getting to know both students and parents in the coming weeks.

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Toribio Fabila

Deputy
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Mabuhay! My name is Toribio III but known to be Mr. Mark and I am the Year 3 Blue Deputy Teacher. This will be my 4th year at HeadStart and I am extremely excited about continuing to work with the HeadStart children. I am from the Philippines and graduate from University of Antique with a degree of Bachelor of Special Education specialising teaching the Mentally Handicapped. I have had the opportunity to teach in various private schools in my country which enabled me to more flexible and adoptable teacher. I have a passion for teaching and molding young people’s minds and I think it is very important to show respect to each child and treat them as individuals. My classroom environment is always a place where children feel safe and secure. HeadStart is a place where there is an emphasis place on school being a happy, safe and welcoming community where all are respected, encouraged and supported to excel and reach their full potential. I am humbly looking forward to meeting you all and continuing the journey in the new academic year!

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Dan Nicholson

Teacher
[email protected]

My name is Dan Nicholson and I am originally from Grimsby, in the North East of England. I have lived in Thailand for a total of 17 years and so I now consider it to be my second home. I began my International school teaching career as an Early Years teacher in Bangkok. After 5 years in the capital, I moved to Pattaya, where I lived for a total of 12 years; working as an Early Years teacher and then a Primary Year 2 teacher. I’ve spent the past 6 years studying part-time for a BSc with the Open University. I took a break in 2015 to earn a PGCE (International) from the University of Nottingham. I then returned to England last year, to complete my degree as a full-time student. I’m a keen amateur cricketer and spent 5 years as a player and committee member at Pattaya Cricket Club, which included several playing trips to Phuket. I also enjoy hiking or cycling anywhere with a beautiful view and the opportunity to encounter wildlife. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge and rewards of teaching pupils from diverse cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds. I believe in setting high expectations for attainment and behaviour and that a positive attitude to learning is a key component of success. I try to engage students with a combination of individual and collaborative learning opportunities, which allow them to build on their existing knowledge and skills. I think that providing tasks with the right balance of challenge and reward is the key to motivating students and fostering a love of learning. I’m looking forward to starting my first full year at Headstart and getting to know both students and parents in the coming weeks.

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Toribio Fabila

Deputy
[email protected]

Mabuhay! My name is Toribio III but known to be Mr. Mark and I am the Year 3 Blue Deputy Teacher. This will be my 4th year at HeadStart and I am extremely excited about continuing to work with the HeadStart children. I am from the Philippines and graduate from University of Antique with a degree of Bachelor of Special Education specialising teaching the Mentally Handicapped. I have had the opportunity to teach in various private schools in my country which enabled me to more flexible and adoptable teacher. I have a passion for teaching and molding young people’s minds and I think it is very important to show respect to each child and treat them as individuals. My classroom environment is always a place where children feel safe and secure. HeadStart is a place where there is an emphasis place on school being a happy, safe and welcoming community where all are respected, encouraged and supported to excel and reach their full potential. I am humbly looking forward to meeting you all and continuing the journey in the new academic year!

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