The early childhood education structure in Nova Scotia needs excellent educators to help strengthen the overall system, and Priyanka Subramani has always wanted to be a part of that strengthening process. The Nova Scotia College of Early Childhood Education made it an easy transition for her, opening her up to the possibilities of bringing her strong beliefs into a real classroom.
Priyanka's teaching approach is that "every child is born with their own peculiar interest and nature—we should teach them what they would like, not what we would like." Priyanka takes this focus into her classroom when she is working with young children.
"The practicum placements helped me put my knowledge of theory into real practice. This hands-on experience that NSCECE gave me helped me to communicate and collaborate with children and their families, and to learn how to observe and guide the development of children," says Priyanka.
NSCECE continues to make Priyanka's journey a seamless one, and the thought-provoking courses she is currently taking help spark the self-revelation and creativity within her. Priyanka is enhancing her creativity skills, knowledge and ability to learn the concept of making teaching fun, while creating hands-on experiences for the children.
She isn't afraid to ask questions in class, and believes other students shouldn't be, either. No matter how silly the question, they can have any doubts clarified by their peers or faculty. Children have an enormous amount of intelligence, and deserve brave educators who enjoy teaching, so the children enjoy learning.