Saturday, October 8, 2016

Please Welcome Hernan Andres Giannini

   Hernán and Family
About Hernán 
   I´m a dual language teacher from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have been teaching English and Spanish at Kindergarten and Primary levels for about 15 years in the same city where I was born, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires. My class is always full of significant material, so that students can work in a relaxing and engaging way.

                                                 What is a Great Teacher?

    This is a short, but complex question that every teacher should ask herself or himself.  Remember, that one doesn't learn to teach by just getting a degree and becoming certified. Teachers learn to teach in much the same way we learn how to drive, by driving. Likewise, we teach, make some mistakes, learn new ways, and try to improve. It is fortunate that instructors can reflect on what they are presently doing, continue on with what they do well, and also try to learn new skills and traits. So, where do we begin?


   There are so many characteristics, techniques, and philosophies that contribute to excellent teaching. Take some minutes to read the following list to help you reflect on yourself and on your practices.

                                               A Great Teacher...

  • understands that some days, the most important things may not be academic
  • must have a command of the contents of the course
  • sets high expectations for their students and holds the students to those expectations
  •  has a sense of humor and is able to use humor as part of their teaching practice, so that the ice breaks and students learn in a relaxed atmosphere
  •  not only motivates students to learn, but also teaches them HOW to learn, in a manner that is relevant, meaningful and memorable
  • remembers that each student and class is different. Teachers are the conductors and the class is the orchestra. All the students play different instruments at varying degrees of proficiency.
  • supports the idea that teaching is about being human, respectful and professional at all times
  • can be flexible and creative; a good teacher “takes risks” and is able to deviate from the course syllabus easily when there is more and better learning elsewhere
  •  has “common sense” and has the confidence to react and adjust to changing circumstances
  •  reflects on their own work
  •  experiences pleasure and intrinsic rewards from teaching
  •  allows students to experience learning by doing. Is this your teaching philosophy? 
  • loves to teach and most importantly, teaches because... they want to! 

                 A great teacher couldn't imagine being anything else.


                                                    Hugs from,


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