To be passionate about your own learning equals a passionate teacher! That's me!
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Interests: Many! Spending time with my family, learning (online)walking/hiking, going to the gym, searching the web for cool new teaching tools...
Skills: Creative Thinker, Problem Solver, great Listener, Effective Communicator, Fast Learner, Collaborator, Team Player...
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter username: @perssonality
I am a Masters student in Education (eLearning & eTeaching), completed a degree in Linguistics and Teaching and have discovered that I have an insatiable hunger to learn and must combine this with technology!
I have been a counsellor and life coach for a community organization helping those at risk in life and also a teacher for a number of years in our NZ school system (Primary mainly but have 'dabbled' in ECE to Highschool). I missed study and campus life and wanted to mix and learn from different people. I came back to teach English to foreign students at the U of W and have since moved into Student Learning as a Senior Tutor (CeTTL) (http://www.waikato.ac.nz/students/student-learning/) and more recently been seconded to the Faculty of Education as a Digital/Technology Coach (http://bit.ly/1b6WQBT) . I am very fortunate to be able to use all my skills, talents and passionate interests in technology, teaching, learning and life, all in one place!
I love my 'grown-up' family (soon to be a grandparent) and try to find a balance between them, my patient husband, work, continuous study and my dog. My goal is to love life and help people to reach their full potential and to be the forever learner myself!
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.