El­iz­a­beth Shaw

CLASS TEACHER

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

E very day in her class­room at Ko­hai Ed­u­ca­tional Cen­tre makes teach­ing worth­while for El­iz­a­beth Shaw. “Each time a stu­dent pro­gresses to­wards their goals de­spite their chal­lenges, I am re­minded how much I love teach­ing,” she says. “I am pas­sion­ate about my work and I feel my life is en­hanced both per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally af­ter each day in the class­room.” Shaw, who has a decade of ex­pe­ri­ence as a teacher, says one of the things she likes the most about her job is the an­tic­i­pa­tion that fills the class­room each morn­ing as stu­dents ar­rive ready for an­other day of learn­ing. “Ev­ery stu­dent has a wealth of unique strengths and learn­ing abil­i­ties ready to be put to use as they make strides to­wards their in­di­vid­ual goals,” she says. “Whether it be a goal to learn how to spell or print their name, read a short story, add, mul­ti­ply or set a ta­ble, watch­ing a stu­dent achieve their goals is so ex­cit­ing.” Shaw be­lieves all chil­dren can learn and that it’s the re­spon­si­bil­ity of ed­u­ca­tors and par­ents to work to­gether along­side the stu­dent to en­sure suc­cess. She en­joys how each school day is a new op­por­tu­nity for teach­ing and learn­ing. “I feel very for­tu­nate to be in­volved in all my stu­dents’ lives on a daily ba­sis,” she says.

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