Meet Ms. Anna, Middle School Language Arts teacher since 2020. Ms. Anna has been an educator for years in different schools in the USA. She works with inquiry-based, child-centered learning, conflict resolution, and self-confidence approaches. Her master’s program focused on reflective practice, inquiry, and Buddhist psychology which affirmed and deepened her belief in compassionate classrooms and schools.
“I am passionate about fostering compassionate classroom cultures where children are seen, heard, and known.”
What does the #ASHexperience mean to you?
This is my first position at an international school. I spent much of this last year thinking critically about what it means to teach at an American school in an international context, especially during a historic period in which our global interconnectedness has never been more clear or more fraught. The global education committee, my peers, and my students offered me the opportunity to think critically about how creative problem-solving, self-directed learning and equity can become more lived and visible in my classroom and throughout our school.
What does #BeingWellDoingWell look like to you?
I believe that all children have an intrinsic love for learning and that it is the role of the school to determine how to activate that love. It is my deep belief that all people deserve educational experiences that are nourishing and electrifying, and I am passionate about envisioning transformative schools that offer those experiences to children.
We have a diverse community of students, staff, and families from around the world. Each member of our community brings their own background and story that enrich the ASH experience.