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Margaret Paton-Ash

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Afrikaans
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Über Mich

I am a native English speaker from South Africa, living in Portugal. I have a BA degree, a Master of Education degree, a teaching diploma, a diploma in Library Science as well as a recently completed 120-hour eTEFL certificate.

I have been teaching for over 25 years and am passionate about empowering people to develop skills, such as being able to communicate in English, that will enable them to be, or become, anything they aspire to. In my years as a teacher-librarian I have developed and implemented a curriculum to teach skills such as information literacy, research skills, thinking skills, writing skills and reading for meaning.

My goal is to create a safe and comfortable learning space for students. I always try to make them become responsible for their own learning by getting them to become actively involved in their lessons. I use teaching strategies such as props, , rewards and positive feedback. I enjoy the interaction with students and try and make each lesson as interesting and enjoyable for them by using physical movement.

I also have experience teaching adults. I have always involved the teaching staff when teaching skills such as reading for meaning, research skills, information literacy as well as thinking skills. I have trained the teachers to use these strategies in their classrooms. I have lectured second-year university students on Children's and Youth Literature. In addition I have had the privilege to do research work for the Center for Social Development at Rhodes University to evaluate their teacher development programme. This involved observing teachers in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) teaching their children to become literate in Setswana as well as English. I have learnt so much about teaching English as a second language from this experience.

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Lehrerfahrung

Anfänger
Grundkenntnisse
Fortgeschrittener Anfänger
Selbständige Sprachverwendung
Fachkundige Sprachkenntnisse
Ausgezeichnete Kenntnisse
South African English

Lebenslauf

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2009 - 2012
Master of Education
Rhodes University - Grahamstown, South Africa
Full thesis with focus on school libraries
1972 - 1975
B.A.
University of Witwatersrand - Johannesburg, South Africa
General humanities

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1977 - 2019
Resume for Margaret Paton-Ash
Several institutions - South Africa
Work experience
2011 - 2013
Teacher Librarian
Vista Nova - Cape Town, South Africa
learning support teacher and teacher librarian
2005 - 2011
Reference
Kingsmead College - Johannesburg, South Africa
Teacher Librarian
1989 - 2002
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St Mary's DSG, Kloof - Kloof, South Africa
Geography teacher and Teacher-Librarian

diploma_2Zertifizierungen

2020
TEFL
eTEFL - Portugal
120-hour course