Caron Morrison teaches International GCSE English at Pearson Online Academy UK Global. She describes how her globetrotting career has set her up for online teaching, and shares hints on how students can make the most of their time on the course.
Why I joined Pearson Online Academy UK Global
The experience of teaching during lockdown was serendipitous in terms of understanding the potential of online learning, and providing me with the opportunity to learn about new teaching tools. Combined with the fact that Pearson is a world-renowned curriculum provider – a name that is both trusted and respected – the opportunity to work online with such a progressive educational model proved too good to miss!
What I’m most looking forward to about teaching in the school
I am definitely looking forward to meeting students from a variety of backgrounds, and being able to provide individualised, targeted support for them as they develop their skills. I have a wealth of experience of curriculum development, and working with students from a wide range of nationalities. While I’m UK educated and trained, most of my career has been spent in British independent-affiliated and international schools, in countries as near as Europe and far as Asia.
Pearson Online Academy UK Global offers a wonderful opportunity to be involved in supporting students to progress in their journeys as independent learners, helping foster their skills in critical thinking and communication: all invaluable attributes in nurturing successful global citizens.
The challenges I’m excited to overcome at Pearson Online Academy UK Global
As a lifelong learner myself, one challenge I’ll embrace is the challenge of learning about a new platform, exploring new approaches through technology to enhance my students’ experience.
If I could tell students thinking about joining the school just one thing, it would be…
Try to ask yourself what your educational goals are, and what support and encouragement will help you realise them. In this way, you’ll be able to make the most of your learning experience at the academy.
Read Caron Morrison’s full teacher profile at www.ukglobal.pearsononlineacademy.com/about-the-school/meet-the-teachers/caron-morrison Learn more about our English syllabus at https://ukglobal.pearsononlineacademy.com/about-the-school