A Broome school teacher has been hailed for her tireless work teaching maths to young students over her 11-year career.
Cable Beach Primary School year two teacher Vikki Sibosado was singled out by ORIGO Education for her ability to help students understand how maths can be applied in real-world situations.
Ms Sibosado has taught years one to three and holds key leadership roles in mathematics in the school.
About 70 per cent of her classes are made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
“I definitely strive to teach maths differently to how I was taught because I never made the connection when I was at school,” Ms Sibosado said.
“For example we might count local animals like groups of jellyfish in English, and then in Yawuru.
“If students can see why they are doing and we believe they are more likely to succeed.
“I apply maths to everyday situations, and by being hands-on and engaging, the students are able to relate maths to everything — because it really is everywhere.”
Ms Sibosado said there was no value to teaching if students could not connect with their education.
“ORIGO Education chief executive James Burnett said World Teachers’ Day 2021 was a chance to recognise and celebrate the incredible contributions teachers have made in our communities.
Cable Beach Primary use several ORIGO Education resources including Stepping Stones, Think Tanks, Big Books and Fundamentals games.
World Teachers’ Day was on Friday the 29th of October.
Source: The West Australian