Welcome to the first feature of our Teacher’s Profile. At ME-Education, we are very proud of the caliber of our teachers. This is why we have chosen to showcase them in this series.
In these profiles, we ask our teachers to share a peek into their classrooms, teaching styles and personalities, so you can get to know them a little better.
We all know that today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders. Teachers have the privilege of educating them in their most formative and impressionable years. It is because of this that we believe teachers have the most important job in the world. Those who have an impact on the children, have the power to change their lives and society as a whole. It is not a responsibility that we take lightly. Great teachers have the ability to change lives for the better.
Without further ado, let us introduce you to our very first educator, Mr. Hamish Bruce Ramsay Thomas. Mr. Thomas mainly teaches kids from 4 to 9 years old, and he primarily focuses on English phonics and speaking.
Mr. Thomas heralds from Australia and is one of our resident English teachers. He has been sharing his passion for the English language with our students for almost three years but his calling for education began long before he joined our great halls.
Mr. Thomas Snr. – Mr. Thomas’s father, instilled a love of teaching in his son during his twenty-five-year career in education. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Thomas explains how much he enjoys his chosen career and how fulfilling he finds it. “For me, teaching is so rewarding in many ways. I get to meet new people and experience different cultures. I also get to work with children, which is a lot more fun than working in an office.”
We couldn’t agree more!
Mr. Thomas enjoys introducing children to ideas and learnings about language that they might otherwise not have come into contact with. He describes his teaching style as “flexible and relaxed” but he knows how to command the attention of his students when he needs to. By employing an approachable style of teaching, Mr. Thomas finds that he can expand on his students interests and push them to excel while still making the learning process fun and enjoyable.
In Mr. Thomas’s classroom, students are encouraged to identify their goals for the year and why they want to achieve them. By encouraging students to recognize and hone in on these goals for themselves, he is able to keep them engaged and motivated throughout the school year.
We asked Mr. Thomas to give us an idea of what an average day in his classroom is like.
“The class usually begins with a brief catch-up with my students. I like to know what is going on in their lives so I can appreciate their head-space before we begin learning.