Al­li­son Ahamed

KINDER­GARTEN TEACHER

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For Al­li­son Ahamed, the pas­sion for teach­ing arose from run­ning sum­mer camps, ski in­struct­ing, teach­ing dance and tu­tor­ing. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing her teach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions, Ahamed com­pleted a Mas­ters of Ed­u­ca­tion with a the­sis on ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing and move­ment-based ed­u­ca­tion. She has im­ple­mented her re­search by in­tro­duc­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as an af­ter school dance club, which has over 60 par­tic­i­pants yearly.

Ahamed’s Kinder­garten class­room is a safe, sup­port­ive and stim­u­lat­ing en­vi­ron­ment that fo­cuses on the im­por­tance of dis­cov­ery, in­di­vid­ual growth and won­der. The boys de­velop their in­de­pen­dence, self-help skills, con­fi­dence and a love for learn­ing. They are proud of their ac­com­plish­ments and are en­gaged in their own dif­fer­en­ti­ated learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. A re­cent mem­o­rable ac­tiv­ity was a “mar­ble run” chal­lenge. “The boys worked to­gether to cre­ate, test and recre­ate po­ten­tial so­lu­tions, such as chang­ing lengths and an­gles. They built re­silience and prob­lem-solv­ing skills as they worked to­gether,” she says. Ahamed’s ed­u­ca­tion philoso­phies in­clude the im­por­tance of stu­dent­teacher re­la­tion­ships, home-school com­mu­ni­ca­tion and con­nec­tion, ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion. “My class­room is a busy and ex­cit­ing place for both

stu­dents and their fam­i­lies.”

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