I came to teaching later in life having spent my 20's working in the automotive/engineering field and my 30's bringing up two children. I have a family history of teaching - my grandmother was headmistress of Woodford House for many years and my mother taught all her life in primary, secondary and tertiary education.
And it's amazing what you learn about people you work with when you start to read their profiles!. User:Angietidy and I have discovered that our mothers were at school together!! It's a small world. dragonsinger57 08:10, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
I trained at Wellington College of Education and was in one of the last classes to graduate with Diploma of Teaching only.
I started my teaching career as an ICT teacher, initially working one day a week, then two days at one school and one day at another school. I then moved into a job sharing position where I worked mornings as an ICT teacher and afternoons as a classroom teacher. I reached a point where I wanted to work full time in the classroom and moved into the Year 3&4 area of our school.
ICT in school has changed. Originally we were concerned about teaching skills - the 'How to' of computing. How to use Word or Powerpoint or Publisher. We had a computer lab where classes would go and use the lab for skills training. At the end of last year the lab was broken up and the computers redistributed into classrooms an exciting move (for me anyway).
I'm now more interested in eLearning. I believe that skills are best taught as part of the learning process and not as a separate process. With the blessing of my Principal, DP, and Senior teacher I am running an eLearning classroom. (See the eLearning link below for further information.)