Hi, I’m Sylvia Skinner, book lovin’, faith led, Aussie Primary teacher, turned K-12 Art teacher, married to a Pharmacist who’s also a Bible teacher, guardian to 4 siblings, creator of the Go HERO course, founder of a school and I Love To Teach 101, while giving a helping to teachers in need.
First, let's talk about YOU!
My mission is to empower you to learn some work smart habits and tricks to better manage your time, that actually work. Plus a little secret weapon of mine.
Most school teachers work 60 hours or more per week, doing school work but a teacher’s contracted hours are actually 40 hours.
I’m here to give you the tools & strategies you need to focus and get stuff done in your contracted hours, so you have quality family time.
That’s why my tagline is – “Love to Teach, get stuff done and live your life”.
More about helping You!
I help teachers get off that time treadmill, love to teach and live your life.
Are you always thinking about school work 24/7? Even on weekends and school holidays?
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’.
More about me . . .
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. My hubby, was busy organising emergency supplies being the hospital pharmacist, while I was left to fend for myself.
An Island family came to live with us who were stranded and we learned about Island life. Yep, that’s me in Traditional Island Dress . . . and that’s my natural hair when brushed. I’m half Jamaican, half English, if you didn’t guess – hahaha!
I was asked to teach the Foundation class at a local school. The reason being ‘you’re English so you know about everything!‘ I made mistakes but the Australian principal ‘Anne’ made me promise to get my teachers degree when I got back to the UK.
So, I did just that but after emigrating to Western Australia (WA). Having gained my Education Degree with Honours, I taught for about three years in WA before going back to the Islands in 2002.
This time, I built a school, trained teachers, did the budget and accounts . . . all while teaching my own Foundation class. You can bet your life, I learned about time management and teacher productivity. Now it’s one of the top schools in the Islands and teachers want to be trained there.
Why I help teachers in need
Over the years, I met Solomon Island teachers in need, who were super committed given that many receive so little salary, if any. Then they have to work in their large garden faraway in the bush, after each school day to grow their own food. I know what you’re thinking but even if you’re married you have to do it because gardening is women’s work.
Now, I’m back in Australia teaching and creating resources to help teachers work smart; so I can use the revenue to help teachers in need in the Islands.
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