– Bachelor of Education (Early childhood Education)
– Mentoring Modules 1 and 2 – Sydney University
– Certificate in Primary Literacy Education – Sydney University
Hi, my name is Jodie. I have been working as an educator in primary schools across Sydney for 15 years. I am a passionate and enthusiastic educator committed to ensuring every student is a successful learner for life. I am fortunate to have a profession where I love what I do – teaching and watching learning happen – and I do so in manner that is engaging and highly motivating for students.
I believe strongly in developing nurturing and supportive relationships with each individual student to enable them to take risks, feel valued as learners and strive to achieve their personal best in all aspects of education. I have a light humoured and approachable manner and am always keen to drop a good pun or share a ‘dad’ joke.
I have a huge adoration and love for quality literature and language, as it has such wonderful ways to grow your thoughts, words and way of seeing the world. Just as the saying of ‘there is no such thing as a child (person) who does not like to read, they just haven’t found the right book’ I feel the same way for students and learning. Knowledge is power and I take great delight in seeing the transformation effect this can have on learners.
When I’m not educating minds, I enjoy travelling, entertaining, cooking, as well as being crafty and creative. I also love a good coffee and getting lost in a great book.
“Teaching is only demonstrating what is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.”
– Paulo Coelho