"WE RISE BY EMPOWERING AND LIFTING OTHERS UP" DR SANDY
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO COUNTRY:
Dr Sandy resides predominantly on Darkinjung Country. She would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners of Australia. She acknowledges their continuing connection to land and water and pays her respects to elders past, present and emerging.
VIDEO 1: GETTING READY TO TEACH/TUTOR ONLINE
-Recorded by Dr Sandy on 9th July 2021
PODCAST: MY JOURNEY WITH TEACHING/MY PHD &
THE BIRTH OF OUR PODCAST: THE NEW BREWPC
"When I was studying at Macquarie University, Sandy's reputation as having a profound ability to connect with preserving teachers, was well known amongst my cohort and became highly sought after. In my final year I had the joy of being tutored by Sandy and I wasn't disappointed. She immediately recognised my teaching strengths and growth areas and was able to guide me in developing these to be successful in both my studies and practical's. Most notably it was her skills to support me in developing deep reflective practice that has enabled me to strive for more, be more and give more to my students. I am now almost 10 years in my teaching career, in a permanent position at the N.S.W. DoE, and still to this day I have professional contact with Sandy, and truly value her insights and experience. "
Former primary pre-service teacher-CAPSTONE Unit, 2011
Macquarie University, N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
Written: 8th July 2021
" I recall being taught by Sandy Nicoll vividly as if it were just yesterday. Being such a young age at the time, she definitely affected my foundations in life and consequently, heavily impacted my life. Her lessons were creative and made learning fun. I still love to learn and have no doubt it stemmed from such influences. In the classroom, I felt that I mattered and belonged. Receiving positive attention and feedback was never a stray which led a shy girl to be more engaged in the classroom which aided my strong interpersonal skills in the working and adult world. "
Former student -Year One, 1993
Mt Druitt, N.S.W. AUSTRALIA
Written: 7th July 2021