Marie J. Fincher

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Marie Fincher

Marie Fincher likes to describe herself as a “grounded” free spirit – someone with a right-brained view of the world but with enough practicality to have a more traditional vocation as a primary teacher. She blames her “practical” side on her parents – a physician father and a secondary school teacher mother.

Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Marie attended the University of Queensland where she majored in primary education and art. During those college years, she developed a love of travel and photography, and even today, she covets the school vacation times, so that she can explore off-beat locations in other countries, camera in hand. One of her most recent projects involved a two-week sojourn to Vietnam where she interviewed rural villagers, fishermen, tradesmen, and urban business entrepreneurs and professionals, capturing the wide variety of life in this country with her write-ups and photography.

As a Year 4 primary teacher, Marie brings her free-spirit into the classroom, and her children may study physics by flying paper airplanes through the halls of the school or arrive at the Headmaster’s office with a boxful of handwritten notes and artwork, telling him things they like about their school.

Among her other passions, Marie is committed to a number of charitable causes – all centered around children – and she volunteers hours of free time donating her services and her photography skills at special events, especially those that involve handicapped children. Among her other volunteer activities is giving art lessons to children who are hospitalized for cancer treatment.

Marie is not sure where her “right-brained gene” came from, but she promotes it every chance she gets. Her next adventure? She is torn between an African safari in Kenya and a diving expedition to explore the coral reefs around Okinawa. Since she has already purchased underwater camera equipment, it appears the coral reefs will be “calling” her first. 

My Articles

Tmp 1 7 ways you can develop good study habits
By: Marie Fincher

November 10, 2015

Just about everybody could stand to make at least a few improvements to their study habits. Maybe you habitually wait to the last minute to get anything done. Maybe you constantly turn your assignments in late, or maybe you surf the internet in class when you should be working. Read more
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By: Marie Fincher

September 21, 2015

If you aren't reading this post from your smart phone or other device, chances are that you've got a web enabled device within arms reach. These handy little gadgets are great for keeping in touch with friends, using social media, and sharing via Snapchat and Instragram. They can also help you to become a much better student.Read more
Fun classes in college
By: Marie Fincher

September 15, 2015

College is for serious higher learning. That is what you have been told. You are anticipating really tough courses, lots of essays and papers to write, and tests to study for that could keep you up to all hours of the night. Yes, all of this is true. You will have courses that you absolutely hate (but they are required, so bite that bullet), courses that are okay, and others you love. Read more
The educational benefits of video games  1
By: Marie Fincher

September 14, 2015

Many people have bemoaned what they believe to be the negative impacts of social media, blogging, and video games. They believe these things create shorter attention spans, behavioral problems, encourage anti-social behavior, encourage the dissemination of misinformation, and often take the place of healthier pursuits such as exercise or imaginative play.Read more
Crowdsoursing  1
By: Marie Fincher

September 11, 2015

Crowdsourcing is simply the process of enlisting the help of the general public to accomplish a task. Crowdsourcing campaigns have include asking for the public's contribution to the following tasks.Read more