Greetings! I'm Kish Patel, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the HeadStart Cherngtalay Community in Year 2. I am originally from London, and graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2015. I qualified as a teacher from Brunel University in 2018 and have four years of teaching experience, including teaching in Years 2, 3, and 4. As a teacher, I take immense pride in creating a positive and encouraging learning environment where children are free to express themselves, respect one another, and build a sense of community. My approach includes using music, playing games, discussing emotions, challenging students, and infusing humour into my lessons to make the learning experience enjoyable and impactful. As a child I participated in several after-school clubs and it is thrilling to see the multitude of opportunities provided by HeadStart. I believe participating in extra-curricular activities can be a pivotal factor in a child’s holistic growth, contributing positively to their academic performance and overall development. My interests outside of teaching include traveling, and I have visited many exciting destinations across Europe, America, and India. My recent journey to South East Asia, particularly Phuket, captured my heart with its stunning scenery, delicious food, and friendly locals. I also enjoy playing golf and have represented my club and county at various age levels. While I haven't played as much golf lately, I brought my golf clubs with me to Phuket and am excited to hit the course again. Moving to Phuket is a significant milestone in my career, and while it may seem daunting to be so far away from my loved ones, I am eager to embark on this new challenge. I am confident that this experience will be both professionally, and personally fulfilling. I am excited to meet my new class and embark on a journey of growth and discovery together. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.