Nat has been a teacher for 8 years now, has taught in Australia, England and China, and is fairly certain that it’s the very best job in the world!
Nat realised she was meant to be a teacher after working as a fairy in a fairyshop for many years and the joy of bringing magic, silliness and learning together, made her realise teaching young people was her calling. Her classroom strengths are Art, Drama and Literacy.
Nat’s philosophy in the classroom is all about connection. Connecting with the students, connecting the students with themselves, connecting us all to our innate creativity and creating a learning environment that is so fun, creative and dynamic, that the students don’t actually realise how much they are learning!
And then, to bring in cross-cultural, multi-level, cross-curricular projects like the UsThemWe project, well that just takes it to the next level of awesome! This is the type of project that Nat really loves creating.
And working with fellow creative mastermind Miss S… Well, that’s the icing on the cake!
Sylv (Miss S)
Sylv has been teaching Creative Arts to children across the globe for the past decade though mostly in India and China, where she currently lives! Sylv’s main passion is to create platforms for young kids to tell their stories using the magic of Theatre and Art. Originally a Melbourne girl, Sylv also found inspiration to go down this path after working in the same fairy shop as Nat!
Currently helping coordinate a Bilingual Program over in China, Sylv is all about finding ways to get kids talking to one another and the UsWeThem project was developed as a new exciting way to do this. Sylv believes that the opportunity to talk to one another across the oceans through a range of cool artistic mediums is the perfect way to make new friends in ways her students may not have ever imagined. Sylv draws inspiration from other educators (like Nat!) as well as theatre makers and artists to find imaginative ways to share whats going on around her.
Sylv hopes that the UsWeThem project can continue forever and perhaps extend its dialogues all over the world, creating one big amazing creative conversation.