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Emma Hooton

Emma Hooton

Reception - Owls

I am a passionate and dedicated teacher from Cork, a beautiful part of Southern Ireland. I am proud of my heritage and consider myself to be a bubbly, kind person with strong family values. I have an approachable, outgoing nature that is scaffolded by good communication skills and reliability.

I have a Masters in Education from Dublin College University, as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Limerick. My teaching career started long before graduation as for years prior I spent my Winter and Summer breaks teaching English as a Foreign Language to children in Malta, France, Italy, and England. I also volunteered in my local homework club and taught Theatre Tots in the performing arts school which I attended. This provided me with invaluable experience working with a variety of age groups across broad settings. Post university I further developed my experience by working in an ASD unit for children with Autism, a bilingual school, and a multigrade class with combined curriculums, to name a few. Stemming from my previous work, and my studies I have encountered the multifaceted dimensions to a child’s school experience, underpinned by the development of a range of intelligences. As a teacher I strive to deliver education that is suited to the student’s needs, pace and personalities.  I feel that by recognizing the traits and interests children bring with them to school, I can help foster students’ learning and development in stimulating ways, creating a safe, enjoyable environment focused on child centred learning. I am confident in my own ability and knowledge and work well on my initiative. However, I value collaboration and like working as part of a team. As a person who likes a challenge, I decided to move to Dubai to further develop my teaching career on an international level. I started at NAS in January 2021 and instantly felt at home, echoing an ethos that strives to create an engaged, inclusive, learning environment that is welcoming, and offers a high standard of holistic education. The NAS community is one packed full of helpful colleagues, supportive parents, and wonderful children and it is a pleasure to be part of it. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm for learning with my class and hope to inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential. 

 

One of my favourite quotes notes that a good teacher shows you where to look but doesn’t tell you what to see.