Meet The Author

The Author

Welcome to my blog, An Inspired Teacher. I am a Trinidadian – Canadian currently residing in Kitchener, ON Canada with my husband of almost 28 years and three adult children. I have been an Educator for over 30 years and still teaching – loving every minute of it. About 10 years ago, I began another career journey into the legal world to become a licenced Paralegal. Today, I manage both careers alongside each other.

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Amanda Edwin-Blog Author

Education is My Life

Education has been my life since I was seventeen years old. I grew to love the profession that soon became my vocation. Until recently, I did not realize that my true motivation as a teacher was my students. They inspired me to be a better teacher, a better role model, more creative, more sensitive, and an advocate for them.

I spent countless hours fostering positive home-school connections because I believed that this was important to my students’ success. When my students succeeded, I succeeded.

Parent Empowerment

A few years ago, I joined an NGO, Trinidad & Tobago Innovative Parenting Support (TTIPS) and became a trained Parent Empowerment Facilitator. I was given the opportunity to develop and facilitate workshops such as Disciplining the Young Child, Anger Management, Teen Self-Esteem, as well as teacher development workshops. My background as a teacher merged well into this added role and suffice it to say, the experience was phenomenal. My passion to empower parents has not dimmed.

Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs any one of us would ever face. It is a job with no retirement age, and it does not come with a blueprint. I have been a parent for over 25 years, and trust me, I continue to face some of the same challenges that other parents do.

The Why Behind This Blog

Over the years, I continued to subtly coach parents through my interactions with them at private tutoring sessions. My passion is genuinely ignited when I engage with parents.

After a bit of the proverbial procrastination, my childhood friend of mine, H. Michelle Johnson prompted me to get moving. With the gentle push, I became motivated to start writing and sharing my reflections on parenting and education. This is now extended to include my own musings on life – my writing evolves as I do.

I started with a Facebook Page and have now evolved into this blog. It took me three years to get here, but here I am. Through my writings, I hope to offer some guidance and inspiration to my readers as I firmly believe that everything we do for our students and children is forged from a place of love.

Connect with me on social media or send me an e-mail to forgedfromlove2020@gmail.com. Feel free to join my private Facebook group The Ménage Lounge|A Two Cents’ Worth for Families, a forum where families empower and lift up each other.