Eleni Kyritsis is a Year 3 IB PYP Teacher from Melbourne, Australia. She has been recognised for her outstanding contribution and support of the education community by being awarded the 2017 ACCE Australian Educator of the Year and the 2016 DLTV Victorian Educator of the Year. Eleni is a Google Certified Innovator & Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Education Expert, Apple Teacher and Hapara Certified Educator. She is the Host of TeachTechPlay, a monthly web show that invites educators from around the world to share creativity lesson ideas and annual conference designed by teachers for teachers. She is the Founder of the Genius Hour Fair, a platform for students to share the wonderful projects they create each year to a global audience.
My Educational Philosophy:
Teaching in the 21st Century requires teachers to be flexible and versatile in providing students with a range of tools to support their learning. Today’s classrooms are not just about the learning that occurs within the classroom, but also when teachers flatten the walls and connect students learning to wider communities, giving student learning an authentic purpose and meaning. The learning environment should be built around positive relationships where each child feels safe, valued and respected. Teaching enables me to continue to build upon my knowledge and skills everyday. It creates memories for both my students and myself that last a lifetime.
Hobbies and Interests:
- Horse Riding