Monday, October 26, 2009

TEACHING IN GREECE: A GUEST POST ON THE 'TEACHING VILLAGE'


This is the link to my guest post about my teaching experience on Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto's 'Teaching Village'. The focus was mostly on students embarking on learning English, both children and adults. I need to point out that this article expresses my true feelings about my current professional reality and it gives an accurate picture of the methods and technology used in our school.

I would also like to express my deep gratitude to Barbara for letting my story be part of the such informative series 'Stories from the Front Lines of EFL'. Combined with the narrations about teaching in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, to name but a few, this article can make its small contribution to exploring teaching in all its aspects and contexts.

Last but not least, writing this post helped me realise the continuous development of the work done in the school and the students' eager response to it. The photographs and videos, in particular, have brought sweet memories into my mind (which , I hate to admit, had somehow faded amidst the daily rush to face the never-ending professional challenges and responsibilities) and have made me feel even more determined to enrich the students' learning 'journey' with new exciting experiences to be remembered for a lifetime.

Once again thank you, Barbara, for everything, including this wonderful card and for writing a great post in which you successfully sum up the most important things for a teacher to remember based on the guest posts by other teachers on your blog. Your reference to my work in your article Recognizing the Worthy was also an important honour for me.

Finally, I would like to thank Alice Mercer for including this post of mine in the 14th ESL/EFL/ELL Carnival she hosted on her blog along with other great links for teachers.
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