Hello! Welcome to my classroom web page!
My name is Jordan Whyte. I was born in Victoria and raised in Metchosin . I attended Dunsmuir Middle School and Belmont Secondary School. In late 1999, I began my studies at Camosun College and then transferred to UVic’s B.Ed program. As a graduate of the secondary B.Ed program, my specialty areas are the humanities: history, social studies, visual arts and multimedia. I speak some Japanese, some Thai and Khmer. I’ve also taught in BC’s Cariboo-Chilcotin and Sooke school districts as well as overseas in Thailand and Macao, China.
From August 2009 to July 2013 I taught at the International School of Macao (TIS), an Alberta curriculum offshore school, in Macao SAR, China. TIS provides inquiry based, technology rich education for it’s ethnically diverse student population.
To engage students; my goal is to bring hands-on learning into the classroom while meeting the goals of the curriculum. Most importantly, I am a passionate educator who believes in putting students first. I am an advocate of student centred learning environments that foster Inquiry and project based learning which can be applied in and outside the classroom.
As well as being employed as a teacher, I am also a photographer, digital content producer, amateur rocketeer, history buff and world traveler. I have also been working in metal and wood shops – turning wood bowl and working on semi precious metal jewelry. In addition, I enjoy the challenge of electronics and have built a few projects inspired by the father of the modern world, Nikola Tesla.
Below is a very small sampling of my photographic work over the past few years.
My wife Paveena is from Thailand. She is a new immigrant to Canada.
Below are links to my 7 day trip to Cambodia that I organized for TIS students in March 2012.
What does Macao look like? Here is a short videos about this fascinating area near Hong Kong.