Hi Ladies & Gents!
Welcome back to the final part of a my Back ‘2’ School Series. Today, we are speaking with the lovely Ms. Shauna Griffiths. She is a powerful and passionate force and it is truly an honour to be a friend of hers. Ms. Shauna, truly believes in the power of youth and her ability to support the initiatives of such individuals do not go unnoticed. In whatever she puts her hand and mind to, it is evident that Ms. Shauna believes in speaking life into things, especially the students that she has under her instruction.
It is without no doubt in my mind that we need to have and support more teachers of her caliber because she is making that much of a positive difference in the lives of today’s youth and even her peers! Continue reading to see what she had to say in response to my questions!
1. What subject and age group do you teach?
I will be teaching grade 5/6 so basically 10 and 11 year olds.
2. What is your favourite part about teaching?
My favorite part is seeing the growth of a student throughout the year. The joy and pride they take in their own learning as time goes on is priceless
3. What do you hope your students will take away from you this year?
This year my theme is “you matter.” While I believe it is important to do well in school academically, I hope this year my students will achieve their own personal success by realizing they matter. Their thoughts, feelings, words and actions all matter and through this realization they will find their own personal success.
4. Something you would like parents to know/understand
I have so many things I want parents to know and understand….I’ll just give you my top 3. 1) I am here as one-third of your child’s growth team. We (parent-child-teacher) are a learning unit. It is important for us to work together and all do our part to help your child achieve their version of success. 2)Speaking of success I wish parents knew that success looks different for every child. 3) Lastly children live what they learn. What you pour into your child when it comes to academic life is how they will react at school. Even if you can’t help them with every piece of homework (we get it sometimes it’s hard), be present. Check in with your child every day at some point, ask to see their agenda or if there’s any messages from the teacher. Communicate with the teacher once a week. Send them an email or a note. Teamwork makes the dream work. Lastly (I promise it’s the last one), we love your child. There will be hiccups and bumps along the way but we really do want the best for your child. We will pour all of ourselves into your children academically but also socially, emotionally and mentally.
5. Age appropriate word of advice/encouragement for your students and parents this year
It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are proof you’re trying.
Xx See you all next week!
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