Hi there! My name is Stef and I am a primary school teacher in Australia. I have been teaching for 8 years, working primary in Foundation and Foundation/Year 1 classes, and in 2017 I worked as a Foundation – Year 2 Literacy and ICT coach. I’ve also spent the last four years developing an extensive Graduate Teacher program within my school to support new teachers entering the profession, and have taken on further leadership roles within my school community.
My other passions in teaching include children’s literature, integrated ICT, art/craft and the role of developmental play in early childhood education.
I created this blog (originally hosted here) to share and connect with other educators around the world. Teachers are great at building networks, and through those networks we’re able to learn and grow as educators.
I began blogging in my early teens (albeit in a very different format) and the format has always appealed to me. It’s a great platform for sharing ideas, resources, and practical, every day tips and tricks. I’ve also built up many strong friendships through blogging.
My blog works in conjunction with my TeachersPayTeachers store, where I share a few resources that I have created. That being said, due to the nature of privacy and permissions, while I do share my teaching experiences, you won’t see my students using my items. This is to respect their rights and the wishes of their families and the school.
You will, however, hear lots about teaching. I love to share my experiences. I also love to help – so if you have a question, feel free to leave me a comment on any of my posts and I’ll do my best to help out!
Outside of teaching, I love to read, drink tea, plan (and decorate my planner) and craft.
I look forward to getting to know all of you through comments and conversation, so don’t be shy!