Hi, my name is Mr Dan and I am extremely excited to be one of the Year 5 teachers.
I joined St Andrews International School Bangkok in 2018, I am keen to get to know, and develop positive relationships with staff, children and parents alike. I have been teaching since 2011 and much of this time has been working with upper Key Stage 2 so I feel as though I have developed an intricate knowledge in this area of the Curriculum.
I am from England and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011 gaining a 2:1 classification in Education Studies. I went on to complete my PGCE in 2012 and have been teaching ever since. Although my most current teaching experience is within the UK I have previously lived and worked in Thailand. This has enabled me to become an adaptable teacher who can create lessons for an array of children from different backgrounds, countries and cultures. I have a passion for teaching and learning as well as working with children to fulfill their academic potential. In order to enable this to occur, it is my aim to provide children with the necessary tools that they require to become confident and independent learners who strive for academic excellence. In addition, it is important for me to holistically develop all children who are within my care. Therefore, a child’s social and emotional well-being is of the upmost importance. Within my classroom I strive to implement equality, where all children can take risks and feel free to raise questions that enhance their learning and understanding. In my opinion, children learn best when they are fully engaged and involved in the learning that is taking place. Bearing this in mind; my lessons will be relevant, linked to real life contexts, hands on and fun! I sincerely look forward to meeting you all and embarking on our educational journey in the new academic year!