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Award-winning teacher……

Erin Svean – Wirrabirra Primary School Teacher

We were privileged this week (was actually April 12th, but behind in my posts!) to be visited by a teacher who is very enthusiastic about her work and from what she told us, so are her students.

Erin showed us how all the tools we have been introduced to so far can be incorporated into all the learning areas and not just left exclusively for ICT lessons.

It was inspirational to learn she wasn’t a IT specialist but a teacher who embraces technology and loves to use it with her class and is always happy to help her colleagues who may have difficulty in this area.

She proves that teachers need to understand that as a teacher you aren’t wrapped in a cocoon and think you should only teach a subject you are comfortable with or teach only the one subject you have specialised in. Teachers need to demonstrate to their students that we are all learners and as teachers need to continually learn new ideas and embrace technology if they are to be effective in their pedagogy.

I believe Erin’s visit was a positive influence on us all, even to the anti-techno me!

Information regarding Erin’s work and her achievements can be found at the following links:


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