“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” ⁃ Charles Glassman ?
Failures and Hurts “are going to leave a mark. But the mark that they leave can be the mark of victory or it can be the mark of defeat. It is staying with the breaking that produces the blessing. It is not what you go through that determines where you end up”- Ben Lionel Scott ?
Hello! My name is Ms. Jenni. I am an Australian Dual Health qualified professional and qualified Australian educator.
2019 - UK Certificate in Cat Psychology & Behaviour.
2019 - AU Certificate in Cyber Safety & Anti-bullying
2020 - UK Diploma COE “The Wives of Henry VIII”.
• UK Diploma University Roehampton “The Tudors”
• UK Certificate COVID-19 Psychological First Aid
2020 - AU Certificate in Cyber Safety & Anti-bullying (update)
2021 - Diploma in Grief and Counselling.
2021 - Completing - UK Diploma's "Body Language". UK Diploma in Positive Psychology.
Plus, I have completed my own professional compulsory Australian yearly professional health-related education studies.
I am "old school" cool! "GROOVY" even (my Teens in Teen Talk have said this!)
I love having a laugh and a great conversation! I never let education get in the way of a great conversation! We can do BOTH! We really CAN and WE DO!
I am very real and human. I believe that mistakes are proof that we are trying! I make mistakes. I own my mistakes. I am on my own hero’s quest. I try my best to be authentic and approachable. I try to find a way to communicate to make peace. Just like everyone else I am growing and learning. I have a growth mindset and I demonstrate resilience in my life.
My greatest teachers (apart from my own teacher Mrs. S) are my Tweens, Teens and their loving Parents. They are also my greatest encouragement in my journey as an online educator. They are the reason I decided to pursue my dream of creating a brand-new educational site based on KINDNESS. I will do my absolute BEST to not let you down! Be patient with me!
I have a BIG love of teaching! I am anything but your typical "teacher". Do your learners love humour, improvisation, and unexpected singing? What about good-natured teasing? What about movement? What about games? Do your learners THRIVE best when establishing a REAL and DEEP connection to their teacher and fellow learners? My style of teaching promotes joy, journey, and community.
Do you have a neurodiverse learner? Then I am YOUR teacher! I take my time developing a connection to them that aims to be life-enhancing for both of us. I am a person who wants to know each learner and be able to raise them up and empower them to not only believe in themselves but to reach for the stars. Gifted? I am the Mum to not one but two gifted Teens.
I have been a successful online educator for 2.5 years.
I have been a passionate home educator to my own Tweens and to my *now* Teens. They are currently “Iso- schooling”. I remain actively involved in their education and in supporting their ambitions and their dreams. They are the inspiration behind many of my original successful class offerings.
One thing that all my online Tweens and Teens will agree on is that I need to see them regularly. That I care. That I will complain about not seeing them. That I need to know that they are OK and that messaging me is expected if they are absent. They all know that I miss seeing my kid's faces. They know I love hearing their voices and their stories. My Tweens and Teens become VERY important to me. And I *have recent knowledge* to say I am important to them also.
I am a KINDNESS-orientated teacher. This means that I aim for a truly inclusive community and classroom. All are welcome just as they are! Have a neurodiverse learner? Then take my classes! I welcome ALL learners, all educational levels, all races, cultures, locations, abilities, disabilities, neurodiversity, genders, gender expressions, faiths, financial status, and socioeconomic status. I believe in KIND and FUN conversations. I also equally enjoy serious, real world and imaginative *what if* philosophical conversations with Tweens and Teens. I promote classes where we can indeed make this world a much KINDER place. Right here in this space!
I teach a wide range of unique class topics to Tweens, Teens and Adults. (this list is not exhaustive)
These include classes on:
Cats (Wondercat series),
Self-Esteem (live and Flex),
Positive Growth Mindset (Star Wars, Harry Potter & Rapunzel), Anti-bullying and Cyber Safety,
Introduction to Paintshop Professional 7 FLEX,
Aussie Accent (Victorian) classes,
Tween vs Teen “Among us”,
“Among Us” Psychology,
Zoom Relationships (ESL),
Henry VIII and Health,
Tudor Poos and wees,
Tudor Crime and punishment,
Tudor wives of Henry VIII,
These are available to Tweens, Teens and Adults by request.
I also teach on these topics: Australian animals (Flipbook), Australian history, Australian culture, Introduction to the Australian Aboriginals, Australian Explorers and many classes with unique Australian class content. I also run an ongoing style weekly “Aussie Chat” class where we socialise and look at present Australia and history and the learners bring their insights and points of view from their countries.
New classes launched in July/August 2021:
Teen Talk DnD creative and social class.
Stress & Stress Management
“Six - The Musical” verses Tudor history ongoing
Bully Proof Me Ongoing (yes the live version of the popular FLEX Bully Proof Me Super Hero Me)
“Miraculous Ladybug” Fan club ongoing
New classes to be launched in 2021/2022:
(subject to confirmed interest to create & schedule)
Grief and Bereavement
Harry Potter Fans: Harry Potter with a growth mindset novel study!
The Art of Letting Go.
Neurobiology of Trauma.
Introduction (to advanced) to Cyberlink 360 (movie making)
Communication skills (How to Talk to Anyone)
Health topics including - UTI, Diabetes
Biological Sex Education (Mature 16plus)
Psychology - Memory and Forgetting
Tween/Teen Introduction to the Great Thinkers (Philosophy).
Tween Introduction to Philosophy,
Teen Introduction to Philosophy 1,
Teen Philosophy 2
Tween & Teen Improvisation and voice acting ongoing class
Introduction to Greek Mythology,
Comparing Myths and Legends- Greek Myth "Medusa" and Iroquois.
Comparing Myths and Legends from Across Cultures.
Read Together” - “Cocoon”
Read Together” - “The Fault In Our Stars”.
“Read Together” - “Tuck Everlasting”,
“Read Together” - “The Accidental Tourist”,
“Read Together” - “Wicked”,
Tween/Teen Poetry That They Will Love! (Song lyrics)
Halloween Around the World
Christmas In Australia
“Dr Who” Fan Club Ongoing.
Plus, specific topics by parent request to empower them and their family members to have a happier and enhanced life.
My Teaching Philosophy:
My approach to teaching is to encourage learners to experience JOY and to have FUN. To get actively engaged with me LONG TERM as their teacher and with the class content. The connection is KEY. I enjoy my Tweens and Teens talking to each other and becoming good friends! I highly value my Learners. I do care about them. I like to get to know my Learners and welcome them choosing to get to know me. Many become "my kids" or "adopted family" and that bond is so extra special to all concerned. A life goal of mine remains to be like "Mr. Chips". This is a character from "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" a novella about the life of a schoolteacher, Mr. Chipping.
I aim to design my classes to make sure as much as possible that they appeal to all learning styles. I like encouraging thinking, communication, movement, laughter, colouring, craft, dressing up, and excitement. I encourage community belonging. I like encouraging the Learners to further research information after class (grow their brains) for their own further learning and enjoyment. I encourage communication ALL the time! Voice, Chat, and on-camera communication.
My teaching style is adaptable as it is based on the premise that no two classes, Learners, or learning styles are the same. I do lean towards my live classes having interactivity, inquiry, laughter, and lively verbal discussion. It is well researched that many Learners tend to retain more class content while experiencing joy and actively participating in the class.
Inside My Class:
My classes are carefully and lovingly crafted by me. They are unique! My Tween and Teen games were created by me. My crazy rules. They change! I am unpredictable with my game rules. You have to keep up! Pay attention! They are all designed to have Tweens and Teens communicating and bonding through sharing their thoughts, laughing, and playing my unique often 'offbeat' changeable games.
My classes (where utilized) consist of visually appealing carefully crafted animated eye-catching PowerPoint lectures. I have also created interactive Google slide "classrooms" for my Wondercat flex class. I spend much time editing, creating, and animating many of the graphics myself using Paintshop Professional 7 and Animation Shop 3. Some of my Flex classes include a virtual interactive classroom concept for even more interactive fun! I also love music and will put on song audio samples at times as in Teen talk and Tween talk as a fun music message game!
I adore spending quality time with Tweens and Teens! I am a huge fan of music! All kinds and love talking about music, musicians and pop culture. My favourite TV series in this genre is "Glee". I am a big GLEE fan! I utilize soft toys, unusual character themed OOAK dolls, my pets, music, songs, sounds, and movement in my live Talk classes, "Wondercat" series, "Australian Animals" series, and in my "Everything Aussie" classroom where appropriate. It is not uncommon for me to sing along, or chair dance with the Tweens in Tween Talk or Teens in the Teen talk class!
I post links to appropriate video and audio links into the classroom before/after the class (as required) to aid learner enjoyment. I often post colouring pages (Bully Proof Me Superhero Me, Australian Animal, Wondercat, Positive Growth Mindset, Making Great Decisions and Self-Esteem), quotes, jokes, and visual reminders of some of the material covered to suit the class.
More About Me:
I enjoy teaching. I am a lifelong learner. I am a Mum. Australian Calisthenics Dance Mum. Karate Mum. Muso Mum. Performing Theatre Arts Mum. Digital Arts Mum. I draw DnD characters. I collect vintage 1970's Crissy dolls. I also collect and make OOAK dolls and OOAK "Steampunk/Victorian" style clothing. I have two cats. I have a lovely old dog (who thinks she is a cat).
Wishlist, Scheduling & Cancellation Advice:
Please DO request a class I do teach at a time that suits your learner/you. Please DO send me suggestions for new classes you might like me to teach your Learner!
Classes below the minimum enrolment on the Class Listing page may be cancelled with an option to reschedule or full refund. I always fully refund any classes that I might have to cancel (health, Internet, etc on my side). I find that Learners get more enjoyment out of classes when they have at least three other like-minded peers to interact and share with.
Classes will begin at the scheduled time, even if all learners are not in the classroom (unless there appears to be a technical issue for me). I will not contact absent learners during class time as I need to focus on the learners who are present. If no learners are in the classroom, at the scheduled time I will wait 10 minutes before exiting the classroom.
Transfer requests will be granted 24 hours before a scheduled class is due to begin. A transfer will not be done after the class has been completed. Please feel free to privately message me with questions.