What is green apple seed?
green apple seed was created to share advice, stories and ideas to support fresh, green teachers, especially newly qualified or beginning teachers. Teaching is hard, and it can be so difficult to stay green without turning bitter, so green apple seed is also for any teacher who wants to stay green. For teachers who vibrantly go after the best for their students, and for themselves. green apple seed is therefore about sustainable teaching – sustaining ourselves as teachers, and sustaining the health of future generations.
Teaching is my life and I love that I get to play a part in future-proofing the world, or at least my small part of it. I have been teaching since 2000, and I have taught in 2 countries (Australia and the United Kingdom), in 6 schools, with hundreds of staff and thousands of students. My teaching specialities are Chemistry and Biology. I do not consider myself an expert, but I am a lifelong learner. Seriously. After finishing high school, I went directly to university, completed a Bachelor of Science, followed by a Bachelor of Education, followed by several years of teaching. In 2015, I finally finished a Master of Educational Studies, and I’ve not yet closed the door on more study. One of the most important things I know with certainty is that we never stop learning, and so I hope this blog helps to plant more green apple seeds.