Teacher Feature – Miss Hannah
Briefly describe your journey as a teacher.
I have always known that I wanted to work with children in some capacity, and this led me on an amazing adventure into the world of Early Years. I have been working since 2010 in day nurseries and preschools and was managing for several years, but my true passion is teaching. Since arriving in Bahrain 6 years ago, I have been blessed to teach some amazing children, and I am now looking forward to a great year in Nursery 2 class at Nadeen.
Why did you decide to specialise in your chosen area?
Research stresses that these formative years are some of THE most important developmental years of a person’s life. I chose to specialise in Early Years to be a part of a child’s first experiences of what ‘learning’ looks like. From discovering numbers and letters, to friendships and language, it’s truly a blessing to be there to facilitate and nurture a love of learning.
What makes Nadeen such a unique place to work?
Nadeen genuinely fosters a community spirit and challenges you to think beyond yourself. We all are encouraged to learn and grow and never settle for ‘average’. It is an outstanding school and they want us to be the best versions of ourselves.
How would you describe a typical day at Nadeen?
A typical day for me starts by setting up activities that have been inspired by my students. We observe all the time and try to think of ways to facilitate their learning further that is fun and innovative. It is always so rewarding to see the children’s faces when you have thought about something specifically for them, and they develop and grow emotionally and cognitively through this. My favourite part of the day is snacktime because it’s a really social time, full of language and communication, and you can be a part of their discussions, such as likes and dislikes, and stories about what they did over the weekend.