ABOUT me

Hi, I’m Sylvia Skinner, a classroom teacher, I love to paint, make pottery, sew clothes, cook delicious meals and most of all I love to teach.

For over fifteen years my hubby and I lived and worked in the Solomon Islands.

I met teachers in need who were super committed, given that many receive so little salary, if any. 

Now, I’m back in South Australia, creating resources to help teachers work smart and save time. So, I can use the revenue to help teachers in need.

About Sylvia Skinner
view from our back garden in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Back in ’86 was the first time we went overseas for seven years as part of the British Aid Programme in Solomon Islands

About a month into our arrival, Cyclone Namu hit.

An Island family came to live with us who were stranded and we learned about traditional Island life. 

I was asked to teach the Foundation class at a local school where teachers from all over the world taught. I made mistakes but the school principal (Australian at the time) made me promise to get my teachers degree when I got back to the UK. 

Building a school

So, I did but after we emigrated to Western Australia (WA).  Having gained my Education Degree with Honours, I taught for several years in WA before going back to the Islands for another eight years.

This time, we built a school. I trained teachers, did the budget and accounts . . . all while teaching my Foundation class. You can bet your life, I learned about time management and teacher productivity. 

It became one of the top schools in the Islands and student teachers begged to train there. 

The school we started in Solomon Islands

Now, I help teachers keep doing what they love

You are a dedicated teacher, which means, like most classroom teachers, you work 60 hours or more per week, but a teacher’s contracted hours are actually 40 hours.

Can you sustain that? 

I’ve seen so many teachers burnout and leave teaching. Don’t do that!

You became a teacher to make a difference. Or as  Nelson Mandela said ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. 

I help teachers keep that dream. 

I can help YOU to zero or halve your non-contracted hours, so you can get off that time treadmill, love to teach and live your life.

What others say . . .

I am really excited about what I Love to Teach has to offer. It's a real way to support one another in our busy and often overworked occupation. What a great way to be supportive but also save time for ourselves too!
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Beth Thomas
Teacher
I have found Sylvia Skinner a joy to work with: a dedicated teacher and inspirational leader, who raised others’ expectations of their abilities and who demonstrated in her attitude and work output what could be done.
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Simon Marsh
Head Teacher
I have known Sylvia for thirty years both as a friend and fellow educator. She has a unique blend of professional expertise, ability to motivate and at the same time make the whole experience enjoyable.
Julia Lee - recommends I Love to Teach 101
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Teacher

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