My name is Gavin McCormack. I'm currently the principal at Farmhouse Montessori School in Sydney . I am passionate about teaching and pedagogy. I have taught for over 20 years in several countries across the world. Born in England, I moved to France, Spain, Korea and Australia, where I taught for 10 years in an Islamic school before training as a Montessori teacher where I have worked for the past 6 years.
Over my years as a teacher I have hundreds of teacher training workshops in schools across the globe including the U.K. France, Australia, India and Nepal. I am an advocate for innovative education practices and believe strongly in the development of essential skills in our students from an early age.
I am a regular visitor to Nepal Where I deliver Montessori training, and programming advice, Over the past 3 years, I trained several hundred teachers on classroom delivery techniques and lesson preparation. I currently run 2 Montessori training centers in the country and have built 3 schools and a Library in some of the most remote areas. You can read more here http://nepalireporter.com/a-christmas-gift-the-children-of-kavre-will-never-forget/
As a children's author I was nominated for Australian Author of the year 2017. I write and distribute picture books that are designed to educate children about the important things in life. Friendship, kindness, acceptance and inclusion. They can be found here www.regarded.com.au
I am open to invitations to visit schools across the world to advise with programming, classroom management and pedagogy.
My favourite quote "You'll never understand true happiness until you help someone who can never pay you back. " Gandhi
2019 saw me named in the top ten most influential global educators. 2018 saw me nominated for Australian of the year for my work in educational equality. My personal pedagogy can be found www.gavinmccormack.com.au
Principal - Farmhouse Montessori School
Founder - Education Influence
Owner - Regarded Publishing
Honorary Principal - Kathmandu Montessori Training Centre
Founder - Butwal Montessori Training Centre
Education / Training
BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
Dip Ed - Montessori Education 6-12 MWEI
I believe that the child should be the center of their learning and that observation of the child and their environment are the most important ways in which we can assess and understand our students in a way that allows us to prepare the educational surrounding for success.