Hi, I’m Sylvia, an Australian teacher and founder of I Love To Teach 101.
For me, it began with rain pounding on the glass, leaking in through the louvres. The power went off, and the water supply, too. I gripped my husband’s arms, afraid of what would happen next, as the house shook.
We had landed in the Solomon Islands only a month earlier when my husband got posted there in a British Aid program. After that massive cyclone hit, he was busy, greeting aid flights, ferrying emergency supplies, etc. I got to work the only way I knew how.
I was invited to a local primary school and started teaching. I didn’t know a thing about teaching then, but it was working with the children that first taught me how.
A brief emergency teaching stint soon turned into seven years, in what became my dream career; But it had a shadow side – teacher overload.
Talking with other teachers, I realised it wasn’t just me; we all felt it.
If you’re anything like me, most of your after-school hours are spent on school work. Or you try to relax watching TV and do your school work, but neither gets done. Or you’re missing family time, and you can’t switch off, even from thinking about school.
How to do better? Initially, I tried a teacher to-do list system, but it was way too complicated. Later, as a primary school leader, I only had to mention to-do lists as a tool for getting more done, and my colleagues would groan.
I decided I had to do something – so I created Go HERO. A course of five powerful hacks to cut your, outside school hours by 50% in ten weeks or less. Get the Go HERO Blueprint.
We’re all teachers and we’ve all created resources for our class.
The best resources are made by teachers since we know what our students need. Why not brush the dust off some of those resources and upload them to I Love To Teach 101 and earn some extra cash?
Plus, our revenue gives a helping hand to teachers in need, changing the world through education (Nelson Mandela).
Educator & founder
Sylvia began her teaching career in Australia. Her Honours research investigated how teachers succeed in teaching English in an ESL context. For 15 years she lived and worked in Solomon Islands, building a school from the ground up and training teachers.
Sylvia’s mission now, is to provide a place for teachers to share resources and master strategies that will drive their teaching and personal growth.
Educator & Manager
Peter served as Deputy Principal for the first five years of the school in Solomon Islands (SI) during the time that Sylvia served as Principal. Later he stepped into the School Principal position.
Peter was also one of our teachers sponsored by I Love to Teach 101.
As our Solomon Island Team Manager, Peter enables us to help students and teachers in need.
Dumitru is a Php Developer with many years of experience. He is an important member of our team as he keeps watch over the site and server making sure all is safe and secure. If you’re facing some issue on the site with downloading or uploading products he sorts it out. We do not want anyone to feel frustrated or alone with an issue that can be simply fixed by our ‘Tech Issues – Fix it’ Guy!
EDucator & Finance
Ray and Sylvia have been happily married for 40+ years. Ray is the official “behind the scenes” guy, for our team. Making sure the management of finances are secure. He also facilitates the annual Solomon Island Teacher Workshops. Always ready to help, Ray was fundamental to the success of the Primary School in the Islands.