Welcome! Professional Teaching Portfolio Sonia Hankova Education/Art/Science. E-Mail: sonia.hankova@gmail.com, Phone: +61 425 703 860

My Goals

‘People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.’


~ Earl Nightingale ~

Over the course of the past five years I have learned that goal setting is a powerful process for turning ideas and dreams into reality, for staying focused and motivated. I have thought long and hard about what I want from life and what I want to achieve – I began identifying and setting ambitious yet achievable goals. As I look back – I feel I have succeeded. And as I now stand on the brink of my new exciting teaching career, it is time to get back to the drawing board:

Short Term Goals (present – 3 months)
• Obtain provisional teaching license with the Victorian Institute of Teaching
• Plan A: Secure a teaching position in a secondary school that aligns with my educational views and values, in my preferred teaching methods – Science/Biology/Environmental Science/Visual Art/Creativity
• Plan B: Enroll in a Master of Education course to continue developing my knowledge, understanding and expertise in the field of education – with emphasis on teaching science and creativity; network with educational institutions and commence CRT work in secondary schools that align with my personal philosophy
• Continue developing my professional website, including proficiency in working with CCS code
• Develop a LinkedIn Profile
• Engage in extracurricular projects – Science Talent Search (STAV)

Medium Term Goals (3 months – 3 years)
• Establish an effective and organised working environment and continue to develop all aspects of my teaching practice – particularly classroom management, incorporating ICT, assessment strategies and reporting
• Manage a safe, supportive and challenging classroom environment where I can successfully implement my educational philosophy
• Continue professional development in my chosen methods (Art/Science)
• Seek mentoring, support and feedback, in order to refine and further develop my teaching practice
• Build positive relationships, communicate and collaborate with colleagues, teaching professionals, parents and community
• Engage in extracurricular activities – continue my involvement with Science Talent Search, seek involvement in school outdoor programs, particularly in relation  to sustainability and snowsports
• Obtain full teaching license with the Victorian Institute of Teaching

Long Term goals (3 – 7 years)
• Plan A – Become a Highly Accomplished/Leading Science Teacher, with particular interest in the IB Biology program, school-wide curriculum planning and program development, ICT, policymaking, and mentoring, whilst maintaining my drive and passion for teaching and education
• Plan B – seek employment in project development/science communication in Education NGOs, consider avenues for career in the tertiary education sector
• Become involved in planning integrated curricula and exploring alternative ways of teaching and learning – integrating Art and Science
• Continue professional development in areas of science through engagement and networking with external organisations and involvement in science/sustainability/art programs and projects
• Continue a personal creative/art practice – establish an art studio in my home
• Enroll in post-graduate studies that align with my career objectives – Masters/PhD
• Maintain a work-life balance