Learning must be ongoing process
LINDISFARNE Anglican Grammar School teacher Erin Brown says learning is what she does best.
But despite this, the kindergarten teacher was last month recognised for her efforts in teaching teachers.
Miss Brown was presented with a World Teachers’ Day Award from Griffith University for her support of the training teachers she has in her classroom and her role in supporting them.
“A few of the prac students I had nominated me without me knowing,” said Miss Brown, who has taught at Lindisfarne Anglican College for two years.
“It was a really big surprise.
“It’s nice to be recognised for the work we do.”
Miss Brown, of Tweed Heads, said she often works one-on-one with the training teachers.
“I put in a lot of after-school hours and am always giving them feedback.
“It’s nice to be nominated and see that the work I’m putting in is being acknowledged.
“It’s also great to see a lot of young, talented pre-service teachers out there.”
Miss Brown said she thinks people should never stop learning.
“I believe everyone has to be learning every day.
“Especially teachers, they need to be constantly learning to get the best out of themselves and their children.”
Along with the certificate, Miss Brown was presented with a new teacher’s diary at a presentation at Somerset College.
“I took my dad to the dinner, where I accepted the award,” she said.
“I was very proud and my dad was too.
“It was nice to have him there.”
Miss Brown grew up on the Gold Coast, completing high school at Marymount College at Burleigh.
She has been a teacher for almost nine years and has taught in Sydney as well as one year abroad in London.
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5 since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organisations worldwide and aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
The day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation.