Five Minutes with Nicole Chandler, Co Head of Sawle Literature & Research Centre

Why did you become a teacher?

I began teaching so that I could facilitate a love of reading, writing and learning to young people.

What are some of the biggest changes you have seen in education over the years? 

The biggest changes in Libraries has been the integration of technology formats with traditional learning formats, such as print, and the need for both to work along side and compliment each other in the learning environment. Another huge change has been the explosion of available information at our finger tips and the need to teach Information Literacy so that students are able to discern relevant and current information.

What other schools have you taught at? 

I have taught at Mazenod College, Corpus Christi, St Brigids’ College, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary School

What is your favourite book?

That is a tough question for someone like me…A few of my favourites are The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak, Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson and Zac and Mia by A J Betts.

What is something not many people know about you?

My working career began in the advertising industry in London and book publishing in Melbourne.

How do you do to relax?

I like to read, knit or hang out with my gorgeous family to relax.

Favourite quote

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss

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