I’m an English teacher fascinated by learning process and its challenges. My main focus is always helping students to develop language and life skills. I mainly work with small groups, all levels and ages. I love working with YL and adults, but teens are the ones who amaze me the most.
I enjoy reading a lot and because of that Hubby loves joking around saying that it is part of my diet. What a love though is learning. Books is one kind of media to deliver knowledge, to provoke thoughts and generate growth. I also love audiovisual media and as students enjoy it too, I try to add them to lessons whenever is possible through music clips, tv series, videos, films, etc.
On a personal note, I’m a mother of 3 kids in different stages of life: one in college (20), one in high school (16) and our youngest is 3. Sean was born in England where we lived for some time. Hanna was born in Rio and Emanuel in Santa Catarina. We don’t plan to move to anywhere any sooner, but I plan to go back to Egypt at some point one day. My son and I left family and friends there, as well as in England.
Painting and drawing was also one of the most important experiences I have had in my life. It is in my bucket list to have an art vacation and study under a friend in Brugge, who started drawing and painting at the same as me and has become such a great artist herself. So happy to see how the people who shared their journey in the artworld with me are doing so well. As I got back in teaching, I used the good things from art experience in my teaching.
I have been teaching English for 15 years now and don’t imagine doing anything else. Even though I love other things, being in class is just an amazing thing. When I get a new group, that group becomes a little village and together we travel to different places, learn different things about ourselves and other people. It is a journey beyond the language and the language becomes the media to explore the world around us.
So, you can call me Rose. I’m Carioca, but I live in Santa Catarina now. And I am a learner at heart who loves sharing and looks forward to some feedback. I really believe that growth/development happens by dialoguing with different ideas, by questioning our own and reflecting. Eventhough I have always been afraid of doing that, I am trying to overcome this by blogging and participating more on online discussions.
Please feel free to add your thoughts on my posts. After all, the only reason I am writing is to learn from you and with you. 🙂
Baby Emanuel – Jan 2012