We know that Modern Foreign Languages is a special case which is why we are delighted to welcome Crista to the team. Not only is she an experienced head of department and one of the UK's 'Top 100 People to Follow on Twitter', she is also an ‘outstanding’ languages teacher and has recently been appointed to the council of the prestigious Association for Language Learning.
'I have always wanted to be an MFL teacher, ever since that first French lesson in middle school', sums up her passion for the subject!
With many years' experience at leadership level in a number of schools, Crista's heart is still clearly in the classroom. Here, one thing that she does really well, and which is why she has so much to share with non-MFL teachers too, is create the ideal learning environment - busy, active, welcoming, challenging and where children not only make progress but see the progress they make.
In the words of one of her students on rateymyteachers.com - 'Legend!'
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Feedback from recent events include:
"This session has awakened our yearning to get down and deep with deep learning, so thank you to Crista who has shown what it is to embrace a world constantly turning"
For many schools, getting parents to the school for an event is something that is only beaten in difficulty by getting the right parents to school for an event. That said, the parents who do come to our Learning and Motivation for Parents Events always head home buzzing with ideas that are not only helpful in dealing with their children but also very relevant for their own careers and personal development.
Being a governor is an incredibly important task these days so we are delighted when we are asked to support them in their work in all sorts of schools around the country. Apart from ensuring the event is an entertaining and enjoyable one for all, especialy as it is so often on a rainy Saturday, we make sure our input is informative, relevant, up to date and guarantees all governors go back into their schools knowing what to look for, what to do and the rights sorts of questions to ask.