Aubrey Orne-Adams ’14

Major: Elementary Education. Hometown: Tijeras, New Mexico.

Mansfield Foundation International Fellow in Education

Torbay School | Waiake, Auckland, New Zealand

Week 6:
Torbay Primary School

December 23, 2013 | I am typing this blog from my home in New Mexico. I got back just in time for Christmas, with only one day to spare catching up on sleep after my 14 hour flight home. As happy as I am to be home with my family I am already missing the gorgeous New Zealand summer […]

Week 5:
Torbay Primary School

December 16, 2013 | I cannot believe that it is nearing the last week of my student teaching experience. This week everything has begun to wind down, which feels strange since it is December, but in New Zealand their summer break begins in mid December. I’ve continued teaching my small group, we’ve expanded the number line hope to include […]

Week 4:
Torbay Primary School

December 9, 2013 | This week I began teaching my small group. I take the newest eight students (who moved into this class the same day I did) out for an hour each morning. When I talked to my cooperating teacher about what I should focus on in my group she told me it was mostly up to me. […]

Week 3:
Torbay Primary School

November 29, 2013 | This week I continued to have some incredible experiences with the children in my class, along with some of the children from other classes. I got to see some really interesting and innovative teaching techniques that I will be using when I teach a small group next week. One of these techniques is with teaching […]

Week 2:
Torbay Primary School

November 22, 2013 | This week I have started in the classroom I will be based in for the rest of the term. This is a class full of lively 5 year-olds, most of whom have been in school for quite some time. It has been so amazing getting to see the different teaching strategies and curriculum at this […]

Week 1:
Torbay Primary School

November 18, 2013 | This first week at Torbay School has been such an incredible learning experience for me. I arrived early on Thursday morning, which gave me a few days to settle in and experience some amazing opportunities. My first day here I met my immediate host-family, which consists of Vanessa, a hilarious teacher with some incredible baking […]