My name is Teacher Chaz and I am the English Programme 1 primary teacher for EP1 Red here at Varee Chiang Mai School.
I have worked at Varee Chiang Mai School for about 6 years now.
I started working at Varee Chiang Mai School within the Kindergarten department where I was a teacher for 3 years.
Some parents may already be familiar with me because I would have taught their child before.
This is my third year as an EP1 primary homeroom teacher.
I am 35 years old and from the United Kingdom.
I teach English, Science, Social, Health, CAT and Art to the same class.
My ethos has always been to create stimulating lessons which not only hold the interest of the children I teach but also empower them with confidence so that they can carry out tasks as individuals or in groups with minimal guidance.
My pedagogical approach (the way I teach) is very simple in that I believe very strongly about engaging children in activities which involve a high degree of vocal interaction, where they work together in mixed ability groups in order to achieve shared learning outcomes. Children learn very well from one another, even more so from children who may be more fluent or experienced in certain areas over others, as they can help one another in a social and fun way. This approach which relies on differences in ‘expertise’ in order to facilitate helping one another is the main premise behind my teaching.
I like to engage my pupils in a variety of different ways and to achieve this I avoid over reliance on a single ‘learning theory’ or teaching approach as I sincerely believe I would be restricting their educational development by doing so.
Assisted learning with strategic scaffolding is an important teaching strategy I employ in my classes with the ultimate goal being that my pupils will, with time, be able to do the same activity independently of their teacher and hence continually move their developmental levels further and further.
(pictured below) Miss. Ajarn Varee (Director/Owner of Varee Chiangmai School) with Teacher Chaz.
I will always do my very best to ensure that my students continue to learn English in fun and varied ways.
I am always available to talk to during school hours so if you have any questions, comments or concerns about your child than please do not hesitate to approach me as I will be happy to help you.
Kind regards………………….Teacher Chaz.
Education: BA Honours (Joint) English Literature and Creative Writing
(focus on post-colonial African, Caribbean and Indian literature.)
(Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education International (P.G.C.E.I)
(focus on Primary Learners)
On course to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education