Education must not simply teach work - it must teach Life.
Am pasit pentru prima data intr-o sala de clasa, cu un catalog in mana, acum…doisprezece ani! Da, e destul de mult de-atunci si totusi, parca mai ieri s-a intamplat. Timpul petrecut cu elevii claselor I-IV, imediat dupa ce am terminat Scoala Normala “Elena-Cuza”, cu specializarea invatator-educatoare, a reprezentat pentru mine o experienta foarte frumoasa. Facultatea de Limbi si Literaturi Straine, sectia engleza-romana, in cadrul Universitatii “Spiru Haret” nu m-a convins sa-mi schimb nivelul de activitate, desi am predat limba engleza si la ciclul gimnazial. Si, fiind o fire ambitioasa, nu m-am oprit aici. Pregatirea mea profesionala a fost completata, de-a lungul celor doisprezece ani de activitate, cu multe cursuri de formare. “Ora de consiliere si orientare scolara”, “Managementul clasei”, “Metode experientiale”, “Evaluarea”, “Educatie economica si civica”, “Conflicte si negociere” si, nu in ultimul rand, cursul de “Manager Resurse Umane” sunt doar cateva din cele mai importante perfectionari la care am luat parte. Gradul didactic I obtinut in anul 2008 cu nota 10 a confirmat ca profesia pe care am ales-o este cea care ma reprezinta cu adevarat si, totodata, m-a incurajat sa desfasor si pe viitor aceeasi activitate in mijlocul copiilor, activitate care, la finalul fiecarui an scolar, mi-a oferit satisfactia de care aveam nevoie. Nu trebuie omis nici faptul ca am organizat si coordonat mai multe activitati din cadrul unor parteneriate educationale cu alte institutii de invatamant si nu numai, cu scopul de a le oferi copiilor, intr-o alta maniera decat cea de la clasa, o cultura vasta despre ceea ce inseamna educatie si valori.
My name is Irene Popa Scurtu. In the autumn of 2011, I joined the group of primary school teachers at IOANID School. During my 12 years of teaching I have learnt a part of life’s lessons as a teacher: the lesson of patience – having patience with the childrens’ souls and minds to open to a different adult than the dear ones from home; the lesson of faith – trusting that what was not understood today, will be understood tomorrow; the lesson of joy – enjoying every success; the lesson of giving – giving a smile, an encouragement, a piece of advice, a scolding, trust and optimism; the lesson of authentic learning – teaching the others helped me reflect upon my own successes and failures; it is helping you learn about yourself, to broaden your horizons of self-knowledge. All the knowledge I set and deeepen year by year, with every student, reminds me of my reasons for choosing this path of teaching. I like playing and having fun with children, I like having butterflies in the stomach before school exams or tests, I like ”fighting” with Math problems, I like reading and discovering hidden meanings in books, I like having partners in learning (children) and in education (parents), I like teaching behaviours and shaping Humans – I like DIFFICULT things. I believe in good upbringing, in a different education. I found this belief in the mission of IOANID School and in the approach of my new fellow teachers. I join them with the will to continue the work of the teachers at IOANID Kindergarten and shaping pupils interested in finding new things, to become better every day, to ask and answer, becoming confident pupils. I look forward to discovering together new things about this world, about the people around us, about ourselves.
Einstein said "The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working." I always wanted to become a primary teacher and I dearly remember this since I was in the fourth grade, I used to correct my notebooks from previous grades and marked them. My mother is the one I owe everything I have now because she was always there for me and gave me courage to move on. My childhood dream became reality after I graduated Elena Doamna Normal School from Bucharest, when I became a primary teacher. The most beautiful 15 years I have spent close to children. They have made me smile, enjoy and be proud of them. I wish my whole professional experience will bring me many more satisfactions with the children from IOANID School.
Îmi face mare plăcere să lucrez cu copiii, să îi ajut să își atingă potențialul, să își împlinească visurile prin educație.
În mijlocul copiilor m-am simțit întotdeauna „omul potrivit, la locul potrivit”. Mă încarcă cu energie zâmbetele lor inocente, dorința de a descoperi tot timpul câte ceva, iar reușitele lor îmi oferă mari satisfacții.
Sunt absolventă a Școlii Normale ”Elena Cuza”, cu specializarea educator-învățător, și a Facultății de Management Economic din cadrul Academiei de Studii Economice. În cei unsprezece ani de activitate ca pedagog în sistemul privat, am avut oportunitatea de a aplica tehnici de predare moderne, creative, interactive, centrate pe elev, și am participat la numeroase cursuri de formare și de perfecționare profesională. Încurajez învățarea prin cercetare independentă, creativitatea, învățarea prin cooperare. Îmi propun să stimulez curiozitatea elevilor pentru lucruri noi, să le modelez comportamentele sociale și să le întăresc încrederea în forţele proprii.
M-am alăturat echipei Școlii Ioanid din dorinţa de a continua lucrul cu copiii într-un mediu profesionist. Aștept cu nerăbdare să îi cunosc pe micuții școlari și să pășim împreună pe „drumul cunoașterii”.
For me, it is a joy working wth children, shaping every personality, helping them grow and guiding their steps towards the adults of tomorrow. An English quote says ”The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day”. I want to show children the right way in life, to give them power and courage to learn so that they become good people.
I chose to become a teacher because I find myself in every child. Just like them, I am a lively, sensitive, warm and friendly person, a good listener. I like playing, listening to music, walking and being in nature. Just like in a kaleidoscope, I can be at a time and in the same time, a friend for children, a counselor and a learning partner.
I am happy to be part of the IOANID family and I will do everything to meet the main objective of this institution, that is to offer its pupils a ”high education”.
”You are born to be an actress or a teacher”, my primary school teacher used to tell me after the school show. Since I loved children, I chose teaching, but with the help of the little ones I permanently toyed with acting, too. After graduating The Pedagogical School, I attended the courses of the Educational Sciences and Psycholgy Faculty at University of Bucharest, being specialized in Primary and Preschool Educational Pedagogy, becoming a kindergarten and primary teacher. During my teaching activity, I found out the beauty of involving myself in a non-gouvernamental organization for children. 7 years ago I chose to migrate from a public school to a private school, thus getting to know the international system of education. In the last two years as a director, I coordinated the extracurricular activities and I organized a lot of actions from non-formal education actively in the humanitarian campaigns. I had the chance to attend many courses and seminars in the country and abroad. From every generation I learnt something, just as Coelho says “A child can always teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” When I found IOANID School, I was fascinated by the warm atmosphere, positive energy and most of all, by the vision that stands out among other private schools. Starting this school year I joined IOANID team, a group of dedicated, opened professionals involved in the quality of education. I cannot wait for ”the little sunrays” that will lighten my soul with their smile, so that we will take steps together on the first stairs of knowledge.
"Meseria de educator este o mare si frumoasa profesie care nu seamana cu alta, o meserie in care mediocritatea nu este permisa, o meserie in care a sti nu inseamna nimic fara emotie". Citez cateva randuri in incercarea de a defini aceasta meserie . Arta de a fi educator se oglindeste in ochii copiilor care nu mint si nu pot fi mintiti si care iti pot "spune" atat de multe , doar sa vrei sa-i "auzi".
Absolventa a Liceului Pedagogic „Elena Cuza", Bucuresti, si a Facultatii de Sociologie-Psihologie, sunt un bun pedagog si psiholog, rabdatoare, empatica, perfectionista, plina de dinamism si creativitate si, nu in ultimul rand, incarcata de dragoste fata de copii. Dupa 12 ani de invatamant (atat primar, cat si prescolar), pot spune, cu convingere, ca nu poti alege o asemenea meserie daca nu iubesti copiii, daca nu lasi iubirea sa iasa prin fiecare gest, prin fiecare cuvant, daca ai uitat sa te joci, sa te bucuri, sa razi. Este o meserie pe care nu o alegi, ci care te alege.
Toate aceste lucruri au facut ca eu sa ma alatur echipei IOANID, o echipa de profesionisti, pasionati de ceea ce fac, pentru care dezvoltarea armonioasa si siguranta copiilor sunt obiective primordiale.
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“Where am I from? I'm from my childhood. I'm from my childhood like I'm from a country!” Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
I chose this job following the steps of the person who helped me use the pen, my primary teacher. I attended the courses at Elena Cuza Normal School from Bucharest with double specialty kindergarten/ primary teacher, then the Geography Faculty, majoring Tourism Geography, one of my hobbies being travelling. The 6 months exchange with The American School which helped me learn important things for my professional activity, lead me to continue from 2008 with the private school. In 17 years of teaching activity I attended various training courses achieving the First Level in Education. Combining the two specialties, I cannot wait to become a guide for children not just in discovering mysteries through learning, but also discovering beautiful places from Romania. ”A kind word, a smile and a good deed are rays of sun falling on the soul.” Nicolae Iorga
A Chinese quote says ”Fall down seven times, get up eight”, and I continue that in everything I do. I learn to fall lightly so that I can get up easily. In my teaching I am interested in helping children find themselves and I search new ways of motivating children so that they become strong, autonomous and to use their own creativity. I like working with happy children, pleased with their own accomplishments, but willing to outdo themselves. I graduated Pedagogical Highschool from Ploiesti in 2000 having double specialisation kindergarten/primary teacher and the same year I started my teaching activity. I attended the courses of the Legal Studies Faculty at Valahia University from Targoviste. After my graduation, when I was working in the same time with children, I discovered the beauty of working as a volunteer in a youth non-governmental organization. I had the chance to attend courses and seminars in the country or abroad. For a period of two years I coordinated youth projects having the chance to observe , to propose or to experiment the best non-formal teaching methods. In the same time I continued to upgrade my professional activity and in 2011 I obtained First Level in Education with the paper Ecological Education in Primary School. I have 16 years of experience in teaching. All this time, no matter what I did: working with children in the classroom, in the library, in the science lab, in the schoolyard, on the playground, in the forest or other unconventional places like Knowledge Town or The Farm from Ogrezeni, I have kept in my mind two things: What do we discover and consider as being simple/ interesting/ captivating for us in the environment and how can we use what we discover or find out, so that we become wiser and better than the others?
My connection with the universe of childhood and the wish to become a kindergarten teacher were instiled in me back in my childhood because my mother was a kindergarten teacher. So, when I was 6 years old I started to keep the colouring books and dolls for the moment I would become a kindergarten teacher, involving myself in my mother’s work. (Of course, she was happy for me!) In 2001, I graduated Matei Basarab Pedagogical Highschool from Slobozia, continuing with the courses of the Faculty of Internatiol Relations. The choice for this faculty was a personal one, I wanted to broaden my knowledge. During the training as a teacher I realised that this job was not imposed on me by my parents and I could find myself in everything I was doing, then I understood it represented me. At present, I have the Second level in Teaching but continuing my teaching activity at IOANID School I will obtain the First Level in Teaching. I like the IOANID team because I feel welcomed and appreciated and it offers me the possibility for my professional development, since I can work in the best conditions with different materials and teaching resources adapted to the modern methods.
I am happy to say that I chose one of the most beautiful jobs in the world … the job of never getting tired. Many will say that I am joking, but I assure you that I am not. I hold my view and belief: how can you get tired from being a child? How can you get tired going back to childhood everyday? What can be better than feeling young everyday, learning something new every day, learning everything with the little ones? How can you not be happy when you see right before your eyes how they grow ? Here, time is passing slowly and comes back every five years with new challenges and new experiences. For this thing I have prepared for a lifetime and I am still preparing myself. I graduated Pedagogical Highschool from Bucharest and the Faculty of Geography of University Spiru Haret. Being a primary teacher means every day is different; every day brings something new, interesting that children are learning from, but not just them. It means to find the best methods and means that can help you achieve the goal set everyday, so that everyday will become a beautiful and interesting one. I can say that this mission is a passion for me, just as travelling and hiking on the mountain peaks and my collections are.
At the end of a day spent with children I ask myself , ”Did I manage to make their eyes sparkle with enthusiasm, curiosity and impatience to start another working task?” But the answer becomes the searching engine for modern teaching methods that can help children learn in an attractive and friendly environment.
I have been working as a teacher for 11 years (5 years in private schools), but I enriched my professional experience being a journalist on social subjects for 4 years in Spain. For me, the biggest accomplishment is having four generations of children and parents, that everytime we meet, they smile to me and they remember the first years of school.
I wanted with all my heart and I convinced my parents that my gift was to become a primary teacher, that is why I attended Elena Cuza Normal School from Bucharest, then I attended the Colegiul Universitar de Institutori from University of Bucharest, majoring primary teacher-English. I got the Bachelor Degree at the Faculty of Sciences and Psychology, University of Bucharest, Sociopedagogy, certificate accepted by the University from Valencia, Spain, in 2007.
I am licenced as a primary teacher , I got 10 at the tenure exam and level exam in teaching.
“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.” Ralph Emerson
In my childhood when I was asked what I wanted to become when I grow up, my answer was the same everytime: a primary teacher. Maybe my primary teacher passed on to me this love for teaching by the way she was telling me stories and made me love every school subject. In this way I attended Elena Cuza National College, graduating in 2005 with double specialty kindergarten/primary teacher. I continued the academical further training with the Psychology and Educational Sciences at University from Bucharest, then I deepened my knowledge with a Masters Degree in Presecondary Education (Politics and Strategies in Development). Being permanently up-to-date with the new learning approaches, I have attended many training courses over the years. Ten years in teaching in a public and then a private school have taught me the most beautiful and most motivating thing for this job is shaping personalities, lightening up the children’s souls and minds through the power of knowledge, and last but not least, offering the concepts you teach with drops of love.
Consider că rolul unui profesor nu constă doar in transmiterea unor cunoștinte, ci mai ales în formarea unor abilităţi şi atitudini care-i dau copilului posibilitatea să se adapteze oricărui context nou. Andre Gide spunea că "un bun profesor este acela care are o grijă statornică: să-i învețe pe discipoli să se lipsească de el". Cred că un profesor simte că și-a îndeplinit misiunea abia atunci când vede cum elevii săi își deschid aripile și își iau zborul în lume singuri, siguri pe ei, fără să ezite.
Un bun profesor nu-și poate atinge țelurile dacă nu are și o solidă pregătire de specialitate. Pentru că am știut din copilărie că vreau să devin profesor, am ales să urmez cursurile Liceului Pedagogic din Bucuresti. Mai tarziu, am dorit să-mi lărgesc sfera cunoștințelor și am urmat cursurile Facultații de Management Financiar-Contabil, din cadrul Universității “Spiru Haret”.
De-a lungul a 25 de ani de activitate în învățământul de stat și privat, am continuat să mă perfecționez. Am urmat multe cursuri de specialitate pentru formarea și certificarea competențelor specifice profesiunii didactice: „Educație pentru formarea caracterului”, „Educație pentru drepturile omului și ale copilului”, „Ora de consiliere și orientare școlară”, Modulul psihopedagogic din cadrul Departamentului pentru Pregatirea Personalului Didactic al Universității “Spiru Haret”, am participat la diverse simpozioane și workshop-uri naționale, precum „Mozaic-Edu - atelier de bune practici”. Obținerea gradului didactic I cu media 10, a diplomei de MENTOR în educație și a distincției „GHEORGHE LAZAR” au constituit încununarea carierei mele de dascăl.
I don’t wish to be the „ex cathedra” type of professor that, with enough confidence, pretends to know everything, pass judgments and dictate the truth. Because I respect my students, I have faith in their abilities, because I don’t consider the requirements of the modern education system to be merely words, I try to focus on the creativity, the spontaneity of my students, I try to encourage them through Socrates’ maieutics, to discover their own truths.
Even if, throughout my career, I have worked with secondary school or highschool students, I tried to, beyond the lessons I teach, to also make them value respect, seriousness and the satisfaction of a job well done, but also teach them to accept different people, appreciate individualities, however heterogeneous. Maybe some of these values may seem obsolete, but, by assuming some idealism, be it exigency or autoexigency, I hope in their rebirth.
It became a very common topic of discussion among adults to cry about „today’s youth”: a lot are superficial, don’t have patience, don’t know what respect it, don’t understand the concept of democracy... Maybe! But my students have proved me throughout the years that they suppliment these deficiencies with some qualities dictated by today’s necessities: adaptability, mobility, the courage to take on life without fear and to know their qualities. I have faith in this „new generation”, otherwise I would consider education a lost cause.
Dintr-un adânc izvor al ființei mele, dorința de a mă înconjura de oameni s-a ițit mereu nerăbdătoare, de când mă știu, „scriindu-mi” și „(re)scriindu-mi” în mod profund toate alegerile, toate căile existențiale.
Nu știam, atunci, în pruncie, ce îmi dă ghes să stau între oamenii mari, de ce, mai apoi, am vrut instinctiv să lucrez cu oamenii „mici”. Era, în fond, meseria care mă căuta pe mine, ca un fel de răscumpărare a paradisului pierdut al copilăriei. Mulți ani mai târziu, am avut privilegiul de a mă edifica asupra unor „nebănuite trepte” sufletești, citindu-l pe regretatul Solomon Marcus. Cu tardivă înțelegere pomenesc aici, într-un mărunt exercițiu de admirație, cele zece nevoi profund umane pe care a fi profesor mi le-a împlinit, rotunjindu-mi întru armonie ființa: nevoia de a da un sens vieții, nevoia de împrospătare, nevoia de întrebare și de mirare, nevoia de îndoială și de suspiciune, nevoia de greșeală și de eșec, nevoia de joc, nevoia de identitate, nevoia de omenesc și de omenie, nevoia de cultură, nevoia de transcendență. Toate acestea și o mare bucurie de a trăi mă însoțesc în fiecare zi, cu speranța că le-aș putea insufla și celor cu care, în clasă ori în afara ei, ne clădim câte puțin identitatea și sensul vieții.
Drumul, atât în zodia ființei, cât și în cea a profesiei, nu a făcut decât să le răsfrângă: Facultatea de Litere a Universității „Babeș-Bolyai” din Cluj-Napoca, urmată de un masterat în „Didactica disciplinelor filologice” și de titlul de Doctor în Filologie, dublate de munca neîncetată la catedră și de sporadice întâlniri cu tărâmul cercetării, din nevoia de reîmprospătare.
I am sure that there is not a single man who was not tortured by Math….but it can make you forget your problems and concentrate on its problems. When I find the result to a problem, my mind opens up and the impossible becomes possible. What a nice feeling when you discover that something which seemed impossible to solve minutes ago, hours or days, becomes possible, and the solution is in your hands!
During 16 years of experience I have noticed that children do not have patience to wait for the brilliant idea from the drawers of the mind to solve a problem. I encourage the pupil through the methods I use in teaching to read the requirement very carefully, to think of what the mind is exploring and to solve the problems using the information learnt during the previous years.
I want every pupil from IOANID School to wear the qualities of the words: Meticulous, Attentive, Tenacious, Educated, Methodical, Avid, Triumphant, Intelligent, Conquerer, Attractive.
I was very fond of my primary school teacher, I loved and I admired my Chemistry teacher very much in high school. This is how the idea of becoming a teacher developed. Why Mathematics? Because Mathematics is fair, it shows you what you know, how much you know, where you are and the goals you want to reach).
I have a Mathematics degree from University of Bucharest in 1994 and during my university years I started to teach. I continued with a master’s degree “Real and complex analysis” within the Faculty of Mathematics which I completed in 1995. I got the teacher certification level I with the highest score (average 10) in 2005. I participated in trainings/teacher certification programs such as: “Continuing professional development on the component of differentiated teaching of students”, “Enabling school-based curriculum on interdisciplinary level”, “Communication and personal development strategies”, the mentoring course.
In 2008 and 2009 I worked in partnership with “Campion” publishing house to write the schoolbook “Solving Baccalaureate Variants 2008” and “Solving Baccalaureate Variants 2009”. Then in 2009, my book “Exercises textbook for the 10th grade” was published by the same “Campion” publishing house.
I have always liked children, but I had never known I was going to choose to spend most of my time around them until I interacted with them. I realised the importance of the calling a teacher needs to have for teaching children, the patience and dedication to be proved and I accepted the challenge. I graduated from Iulia Hasdeu National College, then I went on to The Faculty of Letters at The University from Bucharest. Because I wanted to know more about the modern methods, I attended many international courses. A motto that I like a lot is ”do as you would be done by”. In school, I wanted to have active and fun teachers from whom I could learn, that’s why I decided to use my energy and my enthusiasm to influence the young students to love English and to consider learning a pleasure and not an obligation. I believe in teamwork and the smile that has the power to lighten faces and motivate children and colleagues too and I joined the IOANID team with trust, where I want to share my experience and to learn new things.
Since I was little I have wanted to work with children, then I was arranging the dolls and teddy bears to play with as their teacher. When I was a teenager I got the chance to teach English to children in an interactive programme called Learn with music!
I have always been surrounded by children, so I easily understood what job I would like to have. After highschool graduation I entered the Faculty of Letters with confidence.
Along with the experience from private teaching, I decided to attend the courses of Fischer Publishing (Fischer National Conference – Successfully Teaching Diversity). I also attended many workshops and symposiums and also personal development courses like ”Mosaic-Edu, Workshop for effective methods” and ”A different kind of communication”.
I have joined the IOANID team and I want the energy and enthusiasm to be transmitted to colleagues and children, also, because I want to share beautiful experiences and learn new things together!
Cred că cea mai mare bogăție din această lume sunt copiii și că cea mai valoroasă investiție este educația lor. Încă din copilărie visam să îmbrățișez profesia de dascăl. Vedeam în profesor o figură complexă, înzestrată, devotată, cu dragoste față de copii și față de chemarea sa. Înalta menire a sa este o operă grea și grandioasă prin faptul că se adresează deopotrivă minții și sufletului, prin cultivarea cunoștințelor, dar și a valorilor. El își asumă o conștiință responsabilă, consacrată profesiei. Cred că un bun profesor este cel ce nu încetează niciodată să fie elev, pentru că experiența cunoașterii începe din școală și durează toată viața, iar un bun elev este cel ce-și depășește profesorul, precum un discipol pe maestrul său. Arta educației m-a fascinat întotdeauna prin natura sa unică, vie, spontană, adaptată firii copilului, prin faptul că este activă, intuitivă și afectivă. Ca urmare, am început traseul formării mele didactice cu Facultea de Litere, specializarea română – engleză și am continuat cu masterul la Facultatea de Limbi și Literaturi Străine din cadrul Universității din București. Anii de debut la catedra de limba engleză în școala de stat, mi-au confirmat că bucuria de a fi printre copii și mulțumirea rezultatelor sunt de neegalat. Mă alătur echipei IOANID cu dorința de a evolua și de a contribui la educația generației de mâine, față de care avem o responsabilite esențială.
A teacher is not just teaching, but he/ she dedicates all his knowledge and skills in forming people. I consider being a teacher is not a job, but a calling. For fulfilling this dream I attended the courses at Andrei Saguna National Pedagogical College from Sibiu, specialization English-Romanian, and I started working as an English Teacher. Since educational environment is changing permanently, those who work as teachers are in a continuous process of training. So, during my career I have attended many national and international certified courses, I also graduated a Master’s degree . I wish my experience in those 10 years of activity in teaching English to open new horizons for my pupils. Together with the IOANID team, my objective is to ensure the necessary knowledge basis for the growth of the next generation.
I am Daisy Mazilu and I am from the Philippines. I graduated from Central Luzon State University with a degree in Bachelor in Elementary Education. I have taught for six years in my home country and also had the opportunity to teach in both Private School and International school here in Bucharest. It’s been nine years since I first taught and I still enjoy every minute of it because working with the children and watching them learn and grow everyday is such an accomplishment. This will be my first year of teaching at IOANID and I will be teaching English in different grade levels. For the past two weeks, I have observed the enthusiasm of the children to learn English and I am so excited to be part of this process . My goal is to always have an exciting and catchy lessons that would help them enjoy learning the new language, gain confidence in using English in expressing themselves (both in writing and speaking) and comprehending what they read. Have a great year everyone!
I decided to embrace the career of teaching once I attended the courses of the Pedagogical Highschool, being sure about my path. After graduating the faculty, I started my teaching career. In 2010, I got the licence in teaching English.
In 2010 I attended a programme for training adults in English, but presently I dedicate myself to teaching children, a wellspring of energy and imagination. I attended British School courses from Bucharest: Preparing Students for YLE (Young Learners English), Modern English Teaching and so on. I am also responsible with the e-Twinning Projects from IOANID School (projects: Card Exchange European Day of Languages, English all around the world, Colours of my childhood, Breathing Life into Books)
Children of the 21st century need to communicate in an international language. To be the one that opens the window to knowledge is a privilege. ”You can teach a student lessons for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” Clay P. Bedford
Numele meu este Madalina Vlad, am 38 de ani si sunt profesor de limba Engleza de peste 14 ani, dintre care multi petrecuti in sistemul britanic. Pasiuna mea este si slujba mea, ceea ce inseamna ca ador sa lucrez cu copiii. Sunt mama a doi copii minunati, un baietel si o fetita.
Hobby-urile mele sunt cititul, calatoriile si petrecerea timpului de calitate cu familia mea. Fiul meu este elev al acestei scoli, in clasa a III-a , acesta fiind principalul motiv pentru care am ales sa ma alatur echipei. Consider ca dezvoltarea personala si academica sunt aspecte importante pentru viitorul lui.
In the debut of my favourite book, ”The Little Prince”, the author reveals the intention from the motto, the book being a tribute to the child within every adult. Saint-Exupery so beautifully said ” All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.” I am one of those whom the author addresses; I keep inside the innocent child who enjoys everything. I cannot forget the emotions of the first days at school and the smell of wet chalk I smelled when I was approaching the blackboard. Social status is changing in time, and I chose, in my opinion, the most privileged place in the classroom, the one at the teacher’s desk. I try and I succeed in being better and better, every day offers me the challenge and the energy to want more from myself and, also , from my pupils. It is not onle the experience with children, teenagers or adults that recommends me, but also the ability to adapt to the educational environment where we are all involved, whether we are teachers, pupils or parents.
My declared and clear objective is to bring pupils closer to their real and maximum potential, and for this approach, no personal effort is enough. “Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the Earth.” ― Archimedes
I have been an English teacher since 2003, with 15 years of experience in teaching in public schools, the private and corporate field, as a trainer and language proficiency assessor. I attended courses in Romania and England (Exeter-2011 and London-2013 , MBA) and many further training courses, like workshops and seminars.
Au trecut treisprezece ani de cand am pasit cu emotie pentru prima data intr-o sala de clasa plina de copii cu ochi mari si curiosi. Desi am o experienta vasta in ceea ce priveste aceasta meserie, inca pasesc la fiecare inceput de an cu aceeasi emotie, deoarece stiu cat de importanta este meseria de profesor si ce impact are asupra vietii de scolar.
Am inceput sa ma pregatesc pentru acest drum in anul 2000 in cadrul Universitatii Ovidius Constanta. In anul 2004 am absolvit Facultatea de Litere cu specializarea Limba si Literatura Engleza – Limba si Literatura Spaniola. Am predat in diferite scoli si licee din judetul Constanta, iar in anul 2012 am obtinut Gradul II. Perfectionarea a continuat de-a lungul anilor nu doar prin cursuri si conferinte la nivel national si international, ci si prin pozitia de asistent universitar din cadrul Universitatii Maritime din Constanta.
In ultimii ani am lucrat ca profesor de limba engleza si limba spaniola intr-o scoala internationala din Bucuresti, unde pot spune ca mi-am imbogatit considerabil bagajul de metode si tehnici atractive de invatare a limbii engleze, prin participarea la workshopuri si conferinte sustinute de vorbitori nativi. Sper ca experienta si entuziasmul meu sa inspire si sa motiveze elevii Scolii IOANID, deoarece, asa cum zicea Confucius ”Natura ne aseamana. Educatia ne deosebeste”.
A Chinese quote that I really like and defines me is ”Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The passion for English and love for children guided me in the teaching world, a world I had been dreaming of since my childhood and where I stepped in 9 years ago when I joined a group of teachers from a language teaching school, where I taught Standard English and English for Business to children and adults. With every child I discovered new things, I learnt more, such as what it patience, communication, support, positive attitude, imagination and creativity mean. As years have passed, teaching courses and seminars have helped me grow professionally and adopt different approaches and strategies according to the needs and personality of my students. I joined IOANID team with the wish to share the experience and discover new things together.
“Daca vrei sa construiesti un vapor, sa nu incepi prin a-i trimite pe oameni dupa lemne, cuie, unelte, sfori si alte materiale. Invata-i intai sa tanjeasca dupa marea indepartata, nesfarsita.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Cel mai important lucru pe care m-am straduit intotdeauna sa-l insuflu elevilor mei a fost dorinta de a sti mai multe, de a tinti mai sus, de a fi mai buni decat au fost ieri, competitia cu tine insuti fiind cea mai importanta forma de motivatie in orice tip de invatare. Trebuie sa recunosc faptul ca limba engleza are statutul privilegiat de a fi depasit stadiul de obiect de studiu cu predare, invatare si evaluare la final, prin aceea ca a devenit, de cateva decenii mai ales, un instrument de adaptare intr-o lume in continua evolutie. Urmand o frumoasa traditie de familie, am pus multa energie si suflet in profesia de dascal si am cautat mereu sa ma perfectionez si sa invat lucruri noi, atat pentru propria dezvoltare profesionala si personala, cat si pentru a fi un bun exemplu pentru elevii mei. Pe langa Facultatea de Litere, in munca mea ma ajuta enorm atat masteratul de Stiinte ale Comunicarii si ale Limbajului, pe care l-am absolvit in 2007, cat si numeroasele cursuri de perfectionare la care am participat incepand cu anul 2002. In cadrul echipei IOANID am remarcat atributele unei scoli care se ghideaza dupa principii solide, cu profesionisti care demonstreaza constant preocuparea pentru un invatamant de calitate.
Direcţia spre domeniul biologiei mi-a fost trasată de către profesorul din clasa a VI-a, care, prin talentul deosebit pe care îl avea, m-a făcut să îmi descopăr pasiunea. În 2002 am absolvit în cadrul Universităţii Piteşti, Facultatea de Biologie şi mi-am continuat studiile urmând Masterul de Biologie Medicală, cu durata de 2 ani. Din 2002 până în 2010 am fost profesor de biologie în oraşul Câmpulung, judeţul Argeş şi din 2010 până în prezent sunt profesor în cadrul Şcolii Postliceale Sanitare Carol Davila, unde formez viitorii asistenţi medicali. În acest an şcolar sunt profesor de biologie şi în cadrul Liceului Internaţional IOANID. În aceşti ani de profesorat am urmat numeroase cursuri de perfecţionare, dar şi de formare profesională, cu scopul de a-mi îmbunătăţii calitatea actului educaţional. Elevii sunt în centrul actului educaţional şi orele de biologie sunt ore plăcute şi utile pentru cultura generală.
Stefania Bolos is the graduating student of The Faculty of Interpretation from University of Music from Bucharest, section Classical-Canto. In 2007 she graduated the master courses at the Faculty of Interpretation, section Vocal Art. She is a graduate student of College of Institutors, section Music and the Faculty of Musical Pedagogy from Valahia University, Targoviste. In 2006 and 2008 she got the teaching licence degree as a kindergarten teacher and Second level degree in education as a classical-canto teacher. She is a lyrical artist at George Enescu Filarmonica, Bucharest, successfully working together with musical institutions from Romania and abroad. She is the winner of many contests from Romania and abroad.
I have been a teacher for 9 years in total, with a big gap working in film, television and advertising.
I teach English, Science (with a particular focus on STEM), Improv Performance, Debate, Creative Writing and digital skills. I hold a BSc with Honours in Chemistry from the University of Leeds, a cert TESOL and dipl TESOL and an MBA. I am also one of only three qualified independent World Peace Game facilitators in Europe.
I have been in Romania for 15 years and love very much the country and people. I chose IOANID because I highly rate and respect the team and strongly identify with the values and teaching methods the school promotes. And of course I love the kids!
Mi-am inceput cariera inca din timpul facultatii, ca profesor de informatica la Palatul National al Copiilor, iar de atunci am inteles ca doar experinta scolilor private poate oferi o alternativa a sistemului romanesc de invatamant.
Cu o experienta de peste 15 ani la catedra de informatica sau, mai corect spus, cot la cot cu elevul la tastatura, pot spune ca fiecare elev, fiecare clasa, fiecare generatie mi-a aratat ca invatam mereu unii de la altii si ca putem fi unii pentru altii inspiratie.
Fie ca alegi sa devii programator, fie ca iti alegi o alta profesie, informatica este un instrument esential din trusa de supravietuire a omului din ziua de astazi.
”What is important in art is to vibrate oneself and make others vibrate.” George Enescu
My name is Cristina Giurgiu and starting from the fall of 2010 I joined the teaching staff of IOANID School.
In 2001 I graduated the Conservatory from Bucharest, the class of Songwriting, Musicology and Musical Pedagogy – piano and classical canto.
I was a lyrical artist at Ion Dacian National Teatre of Opereta until 2010, when I decided to share my experience and the acquired knowledge with the little ones, so that they make the first steps in the wonderful world of music.
First of all, in my opinion theatre is a form of education. I believe people , especially children need stories and a safe place where they can use their creativity. With every class I have I propose myself to offer children a place where they can express themselves freely. In this way I trained and I continuously improved myself. I graduated I. L. Caragiale UNATC, section the art of the actor in 2015, but I have been working in a theatre since 2007. I collaborated with different public, independent theatres and I got many awards (The Debut Award at The National Independent Theatre Festival and Fringe Bucharest Festival). I have studied pedagogy through theatre since 2012. I chave collaborated with many amateur theatre festivals, for high school students but also for primary pupils. I also got the Cambridge Advanced Certificate that helps me teach my pupils in English.
I was born and lived in a society that promoted a dictatorial and pragmatical behaviour, in a closed system, where escape of any kind, physical or mental, were being punished, in a world where wings were often broken and dreams were hardly coming true. I am happy for the ”foundation”on which our children are building their future. I have the faith that in all of us there is an original self, free and willing to express himself/ herself artistically, that is sincere and creative. Together with my little friends, the pupils from IOANID School,we speak the same language that we reinvent every time differently but having the same means based on colour, shape, line, point, shadow and light… All my life, private or public, my own phylosophy, is evolving around the idea of art. And because the real sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination, just as Einstein thought, I try simplifying or developing to re(imagine) my world.
„Copiii vad totul in nimic, oamenii mari nimic in tot". Poate de aceea am ales sa lucrez cu copiii de vreo 18 ani (13 ani in sistem privat). Cand nu lucrez cu copiii, pictez pentru ei si nu numai. Cu fiecare proiect imi exprim dragostea pentru frumos, provocandu-i pe cei din jur sa vada universul lucrurilor simple si sa descopere totul in nimic, spuneam la cea mai recenta expozitie a mea.
Dupa absolvirea Universitatii de Arte - Bucuresti, clasa de pictura, in anul 2000, am beneficiat de burse guvernamentale in Egipt si Grecia. Am lucrat la decoruri, pictura costume pentru filme straine facute la noi. Am participat la Saloane anuale de pictura, numeroase expozitii de grup in tara, strainatate, expozitii personale.Sunt membru UAP pictura.
In 2003 am absolvit Universitatea din Craiova, Facultatea de Educatie Fizica si Sport. Ulterior am urmat cursul de masterat ,,Activitate motrica curiculara si extracuriculara”.
Cu o experienta de 15 ani in domeniu, sper sa reusesc sa dau mai departe dragostea pentru sport si catre elevii IOANID, care sa inteleaga importanta alegerii unui stil de viata activ.
Am ales aceasta meserie avand un mentor foarte important, pe tatal meu. Imi doresc sa pot fi un exemplu pentru elevii mei, care sa inteleaga adevarul din cuvintele lui Jean Giraudoux: “Sportul e o reteta morala care se aplica fizic”.
Am ales sa fac parte din echipa IOANID in calitate de profesoara de educatie fizica si sport, dupa o cariera ca sportiva de performanta, in componenta a lotului national de atletism.
Sunt absolventa A.N.E.F.S. din Bucuresti, doctor in educatie fizica si sport, autoare a sase carti de specialitate publicate in edituri de renume, in prezent fiind si conferentiar universitar doctor. De asemenea, colaborez in paralel si cu Universitatea Romano-Americana, iar lucrul cu elevii si studentii imi ofera nenumarate satisfactii profesionale.
Liviu Rebreanu a spus ca ,,un sportiv adevarat e un cavaler in toate manifestarile vietii". Am ales meseria de profesor de educatie fizica deoarece cred ca intr-adevar sportul cladeste caractere, ajutand copiii nu doar sa se dezvolte armonios si sa aleaga un stil de viata sanatos pe termen lung, ci si sa devina ordonati, disciplinati, sa isi dezvolte spiritul de echipa, sociabilitatea si sa invete sa faca fata atat succesului, cat si esecului.
Am facut sport de performanta de la varsta de 10 ani si mi-am dat seama ca imi doresc sa profesez in acest domeniu, mai ales ca imi plac foarte mult copiii, iar cea mai mare satisfactie o am atunci cand vad progresele pe care le fac din toate punctele de vedere, datorita sportului. Am devenit antrenor de baschet in momentul in care mi-am incheiat cariera de jucator, avand o experienta de 10 ani in lucrul cu copiii. Am absolvit facultatea de Educatie Fizica si Sport, cu intentia de a transmite copiilor dragostea pentru sport. De-a lungul timpului am urmat cursuri si specializari nationale si internationale in domeniu si consider ca este important sa investim in propria educatie profesionala.
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