I am Miss D, a ridiculously passionate teacher, currently teaching languages at secondary school level in the UK. I am most certainly not ‘The Ideal Teacher’…yet! However, I am on a mission to make myself into the best possible teacher. My motto is: teach・reflect・discuss・learn・create・repeat and this is what I hope (along with hard work and dedication) will aid me to achieve my goal.
Ever since I was 11 years old, my only real ambition in life was to communicate in different languages (literally, that’s all I wanted to do, day and night). So, when in 2015, I came across the opportunity to do secondary teacher training in French and German, which would mean that I would be sharing my love of the languages with young people, I jumped at the chance and embarked upon the SCITT, QTS and a PGCE training and qualifications. Since then, I have been teaching modern foreign languages in secondary schools locally.
By trade, I am a digital marketeer with 10 years experience but I started teaching ESOL to adults in 2009, after completing my Cert.TESOL qualification at a local college, which I am pretty sure was my calling. Teaching English to people from all over the world who wanted to learn the language was an absolute dream; my passion and enthusiasm for these students and my subject meant that I was pretty good at my job.
Trying to teach languages to young people who have been forced to study a subject they have no interest in is quite different to teaching adults who want to learn a language and this is where this website comes in… I love a challenge.
Through my motto, I aim to develop engaging lessons with meaningful input and useful resources which will help students, not only to learn to communicate using the languages I teach, but also to get the best possible grades they can at GCSE and A Level.
I hope the resources and reflections of ‘The Ideal Teacher’ (!) will be useful to other teachers, as well. You can check them all out on The Home Page.JOIN ME ON MY SOCIALS FOR MORE FAB TEACHING CONTENT >>