I’m Sharyn McGrath, I have been at Bungaree Primary School for 5 years and I teach the fantastic year 2/3 students in Room 7. I am passionate about children’s literature and I love to read and recommend children’s books to my students. In Room 7 we read every day because books open our minds and our worlds to wondrous things!
The most exciting part of my job is watching students overcome a challenge or roadblock in their learning. I feel rewarded when a student develops a more positive attitude about themselves as a learner. I believe there are many ways in which children learn. Children learn by watching, doing, discussing and taking risks.
My teaching philosophy underpins everything I do in the classroom from the way I communicate to students, to providing a safe and connected learning environment which encourages students to take academic risk. My goal is to provide opportunities for students to experience success everyday in their learning and I do this through using a research based learning model called Explicit Direct Instruction. This model supports students to be the best learners they can be. This year many of my students have improved the way in which they view themselves as learners, and as a result, they have developed perseverance and now they anticipate success. That’s what makes my job wonderful!