Primary Junior Teacher
About:Jehd graduated from the Concurrent Education program from York University in May 2016. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher qualified to teach primary and junior students - with an additional qualification in ESL. Alongside her OCT certification, she holds an honours degree in Bachelors of Arts in Children Studies. Prior to this Jehd also attended Centennial College and received a diploma for finishing Early Childhood Education.
As part of Jehd’s undergrad she had the opportunity to go to Limpopo, South Africa. Alongside other York University students, she partook in community development with a focus on children’s rights and cultures. In addition to this she also attended Luvhlanani Junior Primary School during regular school hours where she taught in different classrooms. Outside of the classrooms she had the opportunity to assist in preparing students for the annual city-wide spelling bee. During this experience she gained knowledge and experience that many teaches don’t get a chance to do. It allowed her to participate and learn about teaching and learning around the world. This gave her an opportunity to develop and grow, providing her with new insights into childhood, children’s culture and teaching and learning. Allowing her to apply her teaching skills in an international context and transfer knowledge into practice.
Right after graduating in 2016, Jehd obtained a job in England where she taught 30 Year 3 students. In her classroom, she had a variety of different learners; from ESL students, to special needs, as well as gifted and exceptional students. This has given her first hand experience in planning lessons and activities for students of different levels and different ranges of capabilities, catering to their needs and interests.
Jehd believes that the key to teaching is to teach the students and not the curriculum. Core subjects are essential but its also important to make the learning that takes place in these core subjects meaningful and useful to the student’s well-being.