Spotlight on Learning – Adam Brooks

Spotlight on Learning is very proud to present another former student who has returned to Launceston Church Grammar School as a teacher. Adam Brooks is an alumnus whose decision to become a teacher was very much inspired by his time at Launceston Grammar. Upon completion of his Higher School Certificate, he went on to study Workskills Training and Development at TAFE before completing a four-year Bachelor of Education at Griffith Univerisity.

Mr Brooks started his teaching career at Marymount Primary School on the Gold Coast before moving to Denmark in 2015. During his time teaching at international schools, he worked as both a learning support teacher and a classroom teacher. He has worked with both the IB Primary Years Programme and the Cambridge International Curriculum.

In his own words, “I have been fortunate to work with children and teachers from over 20 different countries. I believe every child is unique and I pride myself on being adaptive and catering for children’s learning needs as well as their social and emotional intelligence. Working with teachers from all over the world was a great experience as we were able to collaborate and share ideas about different teaching approaches. It has helped me view education through a different lens and has given me a range of tools to use in my classroom.

I enjoy working with a diverse range of students and believe that each child has their own learning path. I find it very rewarding to see students achieve success and grow in confidence throughout the year. I always encourage my students to be open-minded and risk-takers, to always have a go and understand the concept of ‘not yet’. Students understand that although they may ‘not yet’ understand something nothing is out of our reach if we try.”

Mr Brooks loves being outdoors and participating in a range of sports particularly surfing and skateboarding. I try and utilise the outdoor spaces at school as an outdoor classroom regularly.