Ali­son Green

GRADE 5 TEACHER

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

R eflect­ing back on her 19 years in ed­u­ca­tion, Crest­wood School’s Ali­son Green has rel­ished mo­ments when she wit­nessed her stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence the joy of dis­cov­ery. “My stu­dents are amaz­ing and I love learn­ing with them,” she says. “It’s won­der­ful to see chil­dren use their un­der­stand­ing of con­cepts and strate­gies, take risks and rise to any chal­lenge.” As a grade 5 teacher, she says there’s never a dull mo­ment and she gets to be cre­ative and teach a va­ri­ety of sub­jects. “No two stu­dents, days, months or years are ever the same,” she says. “Ev­ery class de­vel­ops its own per­son­al­ity, which makes ev­ery year seem like quite a new ex­pe­ri­ence.” Green be­lieves it is im­por­tant to be­come in­volved in all as­pects of school life and en­cour­ages her stu­dents to do the same. The col­lec­tive ex­pe­ri­ence of the whole school year is what makes teach­ing so re­ward­ing, she says. “It’s be­ing a part of the in­di­vid­ual growth and devel­op­ment of each child, rather than any one thing or mo­ment in time,” she says, adding that her stu­dents in­spire her and keep her on her toes. “It’s wit­ness­ing the nat­u­ral cu­rios­ity, play­ful­ness and re­mark­able unique­ness of ev­ery child who walks through my door that makes teach­ing so

worth­while.”

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