“The only thing I love more than teaching is learning.”
I’m a learner, a teacher, a traveler, a wannabe chef, a great swing dancer in my own dreams, I’m curious and I’m asking questions.
My professional life is a huge part of my life and I’m realizing again and again that I can’t separate it less and less from other interests of my life. The line became blurry which is fine for me because it is my passion.
After university I worked as a software trainer before I decided to go back into teaching in school. It was the right decision. 4 fantastic great years in Seoul/South Korea followed as a classroom teacher at the German School Seoul.
Being back in Germany since summer 2010 gave me the chance to get into PYP which is still an enrichment for my teaching. Working at an international school opened my eyes in various directions. I was working at the Berlin Metropolitan School (BMS) and at the Bavarian International School (BIS), in the German Department of the Primary School as a PYP (German language) teacher. It couldn’t have been better and I’m very thankful to have great colleagues who definitely have been the reason for such a good time.
My professional journey and the excitement went on. From the beginning of August 2014 I was in the Primary School Library as a Library Media Specialist. Thanks to Coetail and the the amazing PLN I got the chance to head in that direction. This opportunity showed me how important the new literacies are (f.e. information literacy) and that we need to shift “The 4 C’s of Learning” – Communication – Collaboration – Creativity – Critical Thinking – to a different level.
Since April 2015 I’m facing the wonderful challenge of being the mother of Clara (that’s why it’s quite quiet here on the blog). The other perspective of this story is that I do miss my professional exchanges and challenges and last but not least the students in school. But like often in my life before – there will be another chance sooner or later. I’m looking forward to it already.
And YES, the chance came up in August 2016 as Educational Technology Coach at GESS (German European School Singapore). I can’t asked for more.
Professional Development (pdf)