Real-world applications of Science are used in Jordan Stewart’s St Patrick’s College Townsville classes to demystify science concepts and engage her students in learning.
The Science and Chemistry teacher is well regarded by her colleagues for her “sophisticated evaluative and analytical approach” to her teaching, which she then uses to provide highly valuable personalised learning experiences for her students.
St Patrick’s principal Paulina Skerman says Jordan is an outstanding first-year teacher who implements innovative strategies to make learning accessible for students, including using visual learning cues to reinforce classroom activities.
“Jordan effectively uses hands-on learning strategies to make Science theory engaging, valuable and relevant,” Paulina says.
“Concepts such as contact and non-contact forces are demystified by drawing a parallel between the theory and the real-world application of ‘contact’ and ‘non-contact’ sports that students are familiar with,” she says.
Jordan is a consummate professional who is deeply committed to students’ learning.
About 40 per cent of St Patrick’s College’s (St Patrick’s) students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, with many having English as an additional language.
The Townsville teacher provides weekly tutorial sessions for any Science student across the College to consolidate their learning.
Her exceptional practice and professionalism has led to her being given the role of Year 7 Science Team teacher this year.
Congratulations Jordan on your nomination for a QCT Excellence in Beginning to Teach Award.