Dan Morrison is the new Year 5 teacher at Bangkok Patana School.
Year 5 Teacher
Welcome to Dan Morrison, our new Year 5 teacher. He is originally from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the northeast of England.
“Prior to relocating to Bangkok, I lived in the Middle East where I taught a Year 4 class in a British international school in Kuwait. Previously, I taught Year 3 in Leeds in Yorkshire, and studied for a degree in Politics at Newcastle University.”
“I was drawn to teach at Bangkok Patana for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the facilities and opportunities offered to the children are unparalleled. Whether it be the open spaces of the outside pitches, or the learning spaces and resources within the classroom, I was excited by the opportunity to teach in such a fantastic environment. Secondly, Bangkok Patana’s inclusive ethos mirrors my own view whereby the learning culture within school must be safe, supportive, and compassionate for all children in our care.“
“My first impressions of school have been incredibly positive; all staff learn from one another and have been extremely forthcoming with offers of help and guidance. Learning is child-focused, and we are encouraged to integrate technology within our lessons. Previously, I have benefited from engaging in Continued Professional Development about Mastery Mathematics and I hope to share this knowledge of best practice with the Year 5 team.”
“It is my belief teachers must also be life-long learners. Therefore, I ensure I continue to develop my understanding of the issues within Education and expand my pedagogical knowledge. Last year, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I used the time to study for my master’s degree in Inclusive Education.”
“I thoroughly enjoy playing football and follow Newcastle United’s rollercoaster journey in the Premier League each season. My main passion is cycle touring. I have cycled solo across India, the length of England, in the mountains of Oman and the UAE, and from Canada to Mexico on the USA’s Highway 101 in 2019. “