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 18 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 completed a BSc with the Open University and then earned a PGCE (International) from the University of Nottingham, while working as a full time teacher. 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 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 enjoy hiking, cycling and playing the bass guitar; which I do with more enthusiasm than skill. I’m now entering my second full year at Headstart and look forward to getting to know both students and parents in the coming weeks.

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Hannah Soriba

Deputy Teacher
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Hi! My name is Hannah, and I come from The Philippines. As a newly Deputy Teacher, I am very excited to continue my teaching career at HeadStart International School and joining the Year 3 Blue Class. I completed my Bachelor in Elementary Education in 2005 and passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the same year. I spent my first few years as a teacher working with children back in The Philippines until I moved to Thailand in the late 2007. In the span of 12 years in teaching, I had the opportunity the to teach various subjects to all levels from kindergarten to college students. I had the chance to get exposed to different educational settings that made me become more resilient and flexible, and making it easy for me to adapt to new situations and faculty concepts. Throughout my career, I have followed the philosophy of motivating and developing an urge of learning amongst my students, as I want them to be excited about coming to school, engaged purposely in their learning and be aware of their potential. I am a very active person. Away from the classroom, I love to get outdoors by running, and swimming. I go to Yoga and Muay Thai weekly, and I also have a passion in street photography, travelling and cooking.

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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 18 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 completed a BSc with the Open University and then earned a PGCE (International) from the University of Nottingham, while working as a full time teacher. 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 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 enjoy hiking, cycling and playing the bass guitar; which I do with more enthusiasm than skill. I’m now entering my second full year at Headstart and look forward to getting to know both students and parents in the coming weeks.

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Hannah Soriba

Deputy Teacher
[email protected]

Hi! My name is Hannah, and I come from The Philippines. As a newly Deputy Teacher, I am very excited to continue my teaching career at HeadStart International School and joining the Year 3 Blue Class. I completed my Bachelor in Elementary Education in 2005 and passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the same year. I spent my first few years as a teacher working with children back in The Philippines until I moved to Thailand in the late 2007. In the span of 12 years in teaching, I had the opportunity the to teach various subjects to all levels from kindergarten to college students. I had the chance to get exposed to different educational settings that made me become more resilient and flexible, and making it easy for me to adapt to new situations and faculty concepts. Throughout my career, I have followed the philosophy of motivating and developing an urge of learning amongst my students, as I want them to be excited about coming to school, engaged purposely in their learning and be aware of their potential. I am a very active person. Away from the classroom, I love to get outdoors by running, and swimming. I go to Yoga and Muay Thai weekly, and I also have a passion in street photography, travelling and cooking.

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