Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Enriching Experiences

Children are the owners not only of the future but, most importantly, of their present.

Working for The British Council in Uruguay, has given me the opportunity to create bonds with Classroom Teachers. We work together to successfully teach children. Coordinating with them is the base of this Project. We are not teaching alone, we are a team cooperating with each other in order to provide children quality education.

To create a strong bond between you and the children, the Classroom Teacher is essential.
Coordinating does not only mean planning together what activities you will propose conduct in the next lesson, it means addressing children's problems, asking about personal situations, being interested in creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere to increase students enthusiasm and self-confidence.

The English lessons have a direct impact on children's behaviour in other subjects, we have to empower them to develop their language and social skills. State schools in Uruguay congregate children from different socio-cultural contexts and creating equality in the classroom is the base for creating equality out of it.

English teachers are educators, we are models for our students and not only speaking about English itself but in terms of values.

This project offers every child the possibility to learn English and feel they can do what they want, that they deserve quality education to think critically and by themselves. Because they do not have to study to 'be someone', they are someone and someone valuable who are capable of creating these posters, for example.

Remote Teacher Luciana Fontes

6to B Escuela 101 Montevideo - Classroom Teacher Mariela Pesce
(First year in the Programme)

1 comment:

  1. You've captured the essence of what it means to be a remote teacher on this programme, Luciana. It makes me reflect on how this unique brand of cooperative team teaching can lead to the right conditions for learning a new language in a primary school context. The children's learning needs are met thanks to the contributions of two professionals with different but equally important roles in the learning process. And what beautiful examples of student work as a testimony!