全美教師 Seane Shanley
I am Seane Shanley. A Native English Teacher from New Zealand.
I believe that education is about creating an environment that encourages learning. Learning through discovery, interaction and curiosity. Creating a space that promotes emotional engagement. Learning that is natural, fun, full of laughter, and passion allows students to engage and acquire new language quickly and efficiently.
My role as a teacher is to create this kind of environment that gives the students the confidence to learn without fear of making mistakes. When children feel safe and secure they learn quickly and confidently. Since every student learns in their own way I believe it is important to create an environment that caters to all learning styles. That means creating lessons that are diverse and varied that interest every learner in the class.
I believe that language acquisition is about creating an environment that makes the process of learning as natural as possible. I believe that bringing songs, art, dance, storytelling, and literature into the classroom makes learning feel natural. So natural that overtime children will speak English at all times not just with their teachers but also with their classmates.
As a teacher I believe learning is something that never stops. Therefore when I'm not teaching I spend time studying Chinese or reading. I'm very active and I love to swim or cycle when I can. On long weekends I like to go hiking and camping.
I approach teaching through physical movement. I like to incorporate dance, drama, roleplay, and humor into dialogue to make it exciting. I also use storytelling to get kids to imagine and then art creation and science experiments to bring their imagination to life.