As an educator, I have always been fascinated with understanding why some children find certain academic subjects very challenging. Mathematics, engineering and computer science are among some of the disciplines that seem daunting and inaccessible to many children. After many years of teaching I have come to the conclusion that the subjects in themselves are not the problem. It is the way we present and teach technical subjects that makes them appear exciting and relevant or remote and meaningless. Paradoxically, it is technically complex subjects that are most in demand in today’s economy and that can withstand the ebb and flow of the ever-changing job market. Getting a good technical education is not only intellectually exciting but a pathway to a secure economic future. It is my hope that all our students will enjoy pushing themselves to tackle more and more complex tasks and, in doing so, they will develop a habit of mind that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
● MA in Education from the University of London
● Teaching Credentials with specialization in STEM from the Department of Education, England, United Kingdom