Pencil - Sweden

Education: BAH, BEd at Queen's University

Year Teaching: 

Subject and Grade: Fine Art. Year 6, 8, 9.

My travel experience: 26 countries in Central America, Europe and Africa. 

I decided to teach in Sweden because they have a National Cinnamon Bun Day (October 4)!  I was also very impressed with IES’ pedagogical perspective and schools.

This year, I am most excited about a project with my year 8 classes, in which we’re going to digitally impose street art onto photos of the city. We’re collaborating with Paint Brush on the project, and connecting our classroom via Instagram. Follow along with #iesstreet

I was most excited for new adventures, opportunities and having my own classroom!

5 must have items I packed in my suitcase:
1. The complete Gossip Girl Series - because there’s no bad day that Serena, Blair and NYC can’t fix (especially when you don’t have Internet).
2. A fancy watch to ensure I’m in class on time.
3. A 1L water bottle to stay hydrated.
4. A waterproof trench coat to get me to school dry and in style. (Who knew it rained so much in Sweden?!)
5. My Queen's University lanyard to keep all my keys together and remind me of home.

Famous, must-eat delicacies from Sweden: meatballs and cinnamon buns.

Most excited to explore the ABBA Museum in Stockholm and be a Dancing Queen on their dancefloor.

Favourite Memory from First Year Teaching: Graduation! Not in a "it's finally over" way. But a "I saw 90 year 6s and 120 year 9s that I taught graduate walk across the stage, and it was magical" kind of way. 

Professional Goal This Year: To be a better and more effective mentor for my class, through my actions, words and planning.