Rosie Fawcett – PYP Lead Teacher

My name is Rosie Fawcett and I am delighted to be joining the team at the International School of Debrecen. I have been interested in Education from a young age and this led to my achieving my BA in Education and Dance from Bath Spa University, England. Following this, I moved back to the place I had grown up and began my teaching career, teaching English as a foreign language to both adults and children in the West of Ireland. It was through this experience that I fell in love with teaching and realized the profound impact you can make to someone’s life through good quality teaching.

In order to improve my practice and make a positive impact to as many students as I could, I moved to London to gain my professional qualification (PGCE) in Primary Education from the University of East London. After graduating, I gained a job teaching in a large Primary School in East London, before making the move to International teaching in Mexico City.

During my 12 years in teaching, I have been fortunate enough to develop my skills through a wide variety of experiences. I have taught through three different curricula, in three different countries, and in roles from Classroom Teacher to Curriculum Coordinator to Deputy Head. It is through these experiences that I have formed a strong sense of what I believe to be the most important aspects of education.

I love working with the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) as it allows me to collaborate with other teachers to create a transdisciplinary programme. It’s model of inquiry based learning is a fantastic opportunity for students to follow their curiosity and learn beyond the confines of subjects. It makes learning meaningful and helps to develop lifelong learners, as it helps students to make connections with their previous learning and is based on their own interests. The PYP fits very much with all that I believe to be important in education.

Learning should be at the heart of all that happens within a school. All planning, preparation and delivery of lessons should focus around what students are learning. I aim to always make sure that my students are busy learning and not just busy. I aim to challenge my students and scaffold them to ensure they reach their full potential. Differentiation is key to success in order for every student to make progress.

I believe in developing an atmosphere of mutual respect in my classroom; respect between teacher and student and respect amongst peers. I teach my students to recognize that everyone has their own strengths and areas to work on. Once this has been established, it is easy to set up successful group work within class, where students work alongside each other, encouraging communication and collaboration.

The importance of encouraging Internationalism in my students is always at the forefront of my mind as the students of today are growing up in an increasingly connected world. I talk often about home and host countries in my classes and make sure that respect is shown for all cultures.

Just as important as communication with my students is communication with their parents. The relationship between student, teacher and parent is intrinsic to successful learning. I work closely with parents to ensure that their child is happy to come to school each day and is reaching their full potential.

All of the above, alongside my own passion to keep developing and keep learning, is what keeps me motivated and energized as en educator. I very much look forward to continuing my journey in the International School of Debrecen.

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International Educational Center of Debrecen (DENOK) – International School of Debrecen (ISD)
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