Teacher Tuesday: Mr Andrew Green
This week we talked to Mr Green, who teaches one of our Year 2 classes.
How many years have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for 10 years.
When did you join KIS?
I joined KIS in August 2016.
How would you describe the learning environment at KIS?
Children need to feel safe and secure when they walk into a classroom. I try and make my classroom visually stimulating and also a place that the children are comfortable in. This then provides a strong base on which the children can learn.
What do you enjoy most about teaching in Key Stage 1?
The children at KIS are a delight to teach and are always enthusiastic, polite, engaged and hardworking. We learn about some really fun topics and I can’t wait for our Ancient Egypt topic in Term 2.
What activity, event or experience at KIS has made a lasting impression on you?
Last academic year I was lucky enough to take 12 KIS children to the Primary FOBISIA Games in Phuket, Thailand. I had an incredible time and the children were all superstars. We won lots of events and I will never forget this amazing trip.
What is your favourite classroom resource and why?
I have many classroom resources that I like to use but I think the dictionary and thesaurus are very important to expand vocabulary and improve writing.
Last week at KIS we celebrated International Day, if you could visit any country in the world where would you go and why?
This is a very hard question! I have been very lucky to have travelled a lot and seen many countries and continents. I like open space and walking, so high on my list is Mongolia.
Have you climbed Mount Kinabalu yet?
Yes, I climbed Mount Kinabalu last December with some of the members of staff here at KIS. It was a wonderful experience and I loved every minute of it. I would really like to do it again in the near future.
Where is your favourite place in Sabah?
I am not sure yet! Some of the staff and I are going on a jungle trek in November so I am hoping the jungle will become my favourite place in Sabah.