From our manager

Educators are innovators.

 
 

If we take the idea of being an educator beyond teaching children something, but rather recognise that education is much better defined as ‘an enlightening experience,’ it is easier to recognise that one can not be an effective educator without being an innovator. As educators, we are continually introducing children to new methods, to new ideas.

In our ever-changing world educators need to look beyond simply teaching children, but rather our value and our influence will be made much more apparent as we develop children with the skills and motivation to succeed. Rather than teaching children to consume information we need to teach them how to learn, how to persevere with a new concept when they don’t pick it up straight away, how to recognise and build upon the many gifts and talents unique to them and this is where the innovation comes in.

While it will always be important that children can count, read and write, our world is ever changing and developing so some of the skills us as educators learnt in school such as E=mc2 is not necessarily useful in our careers as early childhood teacher’s today, however the skill of critical thinking and problem-solving is a skill we use every day. Memorising the lithium periodic table in fifth form not very useful today, however, the curiosity and the ability to gather and analyse information that we learnt? Priceless.

As educators it is our role to continually innovate new ideas to teach children, new ways to spark their curiosity, new ways to collaborate with other educators and parents to engage children, new ways to inspire children to use their imagination more, new ways to create a hunger for learning, new ways to impact our societies next generation of educator’s and innovators.

 

Rachel Meacheam
Senior Managing Director

 
Rachel Meacheam has been in childcare for over 20 years, and has been with Alphabet Academy for 13 years. She is married with two adult children, two grandies and is passionate about seeing the next generation become world changers.

Rachel Meacheam has been in childcare for over 20 years, and has been with Alphabet Academy for 13 years. She is married with two adult children, two grandies and is passionate about seeing the next generation become world changers.