Teacher K

Hi there!

I'm Teacher K. You might wonder why I use Teacher K as my nickname. The reason is in some other parts of the world teachers sometimes use "teacher" and their name. I taught in Taiwan and South Korea and my students called me Teacher K. Feel free to call me Mr. Crawford or just plain Teacher K. 

Both are fine.

In 2004, I earned a B.A. (Honours) Degree from Queen’s University in Film Studies and Dramatic Arts. Following graduation, I received two Oxford Seminar TESL certificates and an EFL certificate from Hess Educational Organization as well as a “Teacher of the Year” award in 2006. My teaching style is clear and direct while appealing to the emotional and social needs of young learners.

Being an experienced ESL teacher, I have taught in Elementary Schools in both South Korea and Taiwan. Over the last ten years, I have had the opportunity to teach a wide age range of students with diverse learning needs. As a result, I have refined my classroom management as well as developed the communicative interpersonal skills required when working with parents, class volunteers, colleagues and most importantly the students. Moreover, I have demonstrated an ability to design, modify and create curriculum to further enhance the students learning.

One of my greatest strengths as an elementary school teacher is working with students creatively on performative based projects. I have a true passion for working with students in Drama and encouraging them to use multimedia and digital filmmaking techniques in their projects. Also, it is through my experience abroad that I have learned that it is important to celebrate diversity, while remaining sensitive to an individual’s cultural identity. 

Now let's have some fun learning!