Teacher in Profile: Mark Lockett

I currently teach Year 8 and 9 Robotics and Year 10, 11 and 12 Engineering Technology.

My other responsibilities include Melbourne House Mentor, Coordinator of the Young Engineers’ Society and Year 8 Debating Coach.

I’ve previously taught Design Technology, Graphics, Food Technology and Textiles.

The units I am currently teaching to Year 11 is Material Engineering and Year 12 are studying Aeronautical Engineering and completing the Drone Pilot licence module.

I enjoy teaching boys because they are funny, honest, loyal and learn through doing, thinking (most times) and discussing.

Recent Professional Learning – Harvard Edcast Podcast with Mitch Resnick https://soundcloud.com/harvardedcast/lifelong-kindergarten

I’ve been at TSS since January 1997, in my 22nd Year at TSS.

I came to TSS from Southern Cross College, Redcliffe (6 months) after emigrated from the UK and prior to that 2 years at Wyvern College in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.

This year I’m involved in co-curricular at TSS: Young Engineers’ Society, Debating and Sailing in Term 4.

I’m currently reading The Strain by Guillermo del Toro. I love del Toro’s abstract view on a horror genre.

Career aspect of which I’m proud: Engaging students with new technology and engineering practices like Robots and Drones.

An area of expertise/passion in education is developing Engineering courses through ‘Playful learning’ and Constructionism.

A leader I respect is Mitch Resnick,  LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.

A quote that resonates with me is the Serentity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.

My Myers Briggs profile is INTJ https://www.16personalities.com/intj-personality

I’m grateful for my parents, my family and for all the opportunities I have been given.

I go about maintaining balance and wellbeing by walking our two labradoodles every morning and evening and relaxing with my family and reading a good book.

Something students might not know about me is I am a fan of Thrash and Heavy Metal Music particularly Iron Maiden and Metallica.

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