Teacher of the Week: We can learn from the children

By admin
03 February 2014

Our Teacher of the Week believes a positive attitude is the foundation for a foundation phase teacher.

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Name and age

Emma Volschenk, 27

What and where do you teach?

I’m a Grade 1 teacher at Jan van Riebeeck Primary School in Cape Town.

Why did you choose teaching as a career?

It’s a calling, what I love.

Give three tips to other teachers teaching your subjects

Be patient, spontaneous and creative.

Give three tips to new teachers in any subject/grade

Stay positive and motivated and the rest will fall into place.

What is your favourite technology or book to use in the classroom?

“Big books” – the children love it.

What motivates you as a teacher?

The frankness of children – they’re always honest and readily forgive and forget. We can learn from them.

Find Love!