Michael is a devotee of current and up-to-date teaching and Learning practices where he works to impart the skills of reflection and independent study in his pupils and team as they promote a life-long love of literature, language, and learning. This led him to complete his MEd and to use this learning to formulate a successful literacy strategy and an ongoing teacher learning community at his previous school. He continues this work at NAIS today.
Michael feels that the study of literature is one of the most important academic disciplines as it involves knowledge-building, analysis, problem-solving and the ability to evaluate and make decisions. However, it is in the cross-disciplinary field where the study of Literature really finds itself in that literature is also the study of history, philosophy, language, sociology, psychology and a host of other subjects; it really does pay to read.
Beyond the classroom, Michael supports the Global Young Leaders and the Model United Nations, promoting an interest is topical issues and debate. He is a keen rugby fan and coach and a cross country runner.
Michael has two children in the Primary school and they both thrive on the unique learning experience offered by the school.
He is also the School’s Professional Development lead and is responsible for Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School.