A little about myself...
Over the years I have worn many creative and educational hats... from a muralist, painter and storyteller to primary art teacher and department head - I now own and run an art centre in Singapore, consult for schools and sit on academic boards as a director of learning. As an experienced workshop leader and speaker I am passionate about art and learning; bringing a high level of creativity, energy and humour into my sessions....
As a teacher I have over 12 years experience in the classroom, with 9 years in International schools as both a classroom teacher, visual arts specialist and most recently the head of department. In 2017 I embarked on this new journey, starting Inspired Arts and running workshops and conferences to inspire and encourage other teachers.
Positive, Encouraging and Exciting
My approach to 'classroom' management is informed by best practice and the latest research; encouraging environments that are fun, active, differentiated and up-lifting. I believe that all children in your care should be believed in, supported and given an environment in which they can thrive.
I work with teams, giving them strategies and training that helps them develop an environment that is embedded in this approach.
Design, Flow, Create
I believe that the physical environment is the third teacher in the room. I will support teams to create an environment that engages the children in your care; naturally surrounding them with the values and culture that you want to see embedded in their behaviour and learning. You will also learn strategies in reflecting on and considering your room design and flow; intentionally considering the affect it has on behaviour, relationships and management,
Lets Create ideas together!
A particular strength I have is in generating new dreams and ideas with planning teams. I encourage 'out of the box thinking' and am skilled in supporting teams to outwork those plans in practical and creative ways. You will leave these sessions inspired and equipped with ideas, lessons and themes that you and your team have full ownership of, and are excited to put in to practice.
Skills and Techniques
Working with kids is an amazing opportunity to be a part of a world of Joy, enthusiasm, humour and imagination.
I love to work with teams and staff, equipping them with skills, techniques and values that will help them engage and grow the kids in your care. Learning how to use your voice effectively, how to manage different ages and ability levels at the same time or how to move and supervise groups in unpredictable environments in a positive way; these are all skills that can be easily taught and supported.
Activities and Games training.
The last thing you want is a boring programme that is the same as everyone else...
By equipping your team with easy but effective games, activities and skills, we are able to develop a range of programmes that are unique to them and build on your organisations values, vision and culture. My aim is to grow leaders, that can in turn continue the training in house, and build a programme that is dynamic and growing. Every session is individualised for the organisation, and the skills, games and activities suit your unique situation, resources and budget.