Why do you work at Nova Pioneer? What keeps you here?
The moment I realised that teaching is my calling was the moment I knew that in order to be a teacher, I primarily need to be a learner. I feel that it is only through acknowledging our students’ individual voices and talents that we develop as teachers. That is the best thing about Nova Pioneer – the learners’ voice and talents are very important to us.
I realise that for many teachers out there the thought of allowing their students to have an active role in the teaching process sounds scary. However, once my students realise their voice matters and assume responsibility for they way they learn, teaching becomes the most meaningful profession in the world.
These are the moments that have kept me going in my time at Nova Pioneer – the moments when my students add a new chapter to their learning journey, when they extend the class discussion to something that matters to them. Just AMAZING!
What inspires you most about your work at Nova Pioneer?
The use of technology in class is truly amazing. It prepares both the student and the teacher for the vision 2030.
In what ways have you grown since joining Nova Pioneer?
The weekly Professional Development meetings have really helped me grow. At Nova Pioneer, everyday is a learning experience not to forget the feedback that we get from our managers and the students themselves. It helps you identify your growth areas in order to become a better teacher.
Share a story of one of your most memorable moments at Nova Pioneer.
Wow, where do I even start? My best moment was seeing a response from a very shy student after I had marked her book and praised her in class. She said she loved History and she felt much more confident and happy in my lessons because of the help I had given her. She’d written ‘Thank You!’ in big letters and drawn a smiley face. It was a lovely moment that almost brought me to tears.