teaching children to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best
My story with the little ones started a long time ago…. We already have a history that lasts for twenty years and still promises many other pleasant moments spent together. I have always put conscientiousness and perseverance into this relationship, but also energy and self-discipline.
Over time, I've built my own educational program, focusing mainly on rapid adaptability to change, cooperation, receptivity and imagination to capture all the attention and energy of those I dedicate myself to. In order to become an even better psychologist and educator, I attended and graduated the courses of Master's “School Psychology and Educational Counselling”.
The ability to work at IOANID means developing all the attributes that characterize me as a teacher. The kindness, patience, and love are the attributes I wish to pass on to the team I coordinate, and without these qualities a teacher could not complete his mission.
The Fireflies Group
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn"
I have been teaching children on three continents over the last 11 years. I started in the Philippines, my home country, continued in Dubai and since 2012 I'm in Romania. I strongly believe in the power of the example and my experiences so far have proved I am right. When handling children from different cultures, you need to be aware of different things but caring, smiling and passion are universal language. No matter if we are talking about toddlers or grown ups.
The Fireflies Group
Mă numesc Căpățină Diana Gabriela și sunt încântată că fac parte din echipa Grădiniței IOANID. Am început drumul spre cunoașterea celor mici în urmă cu trei ani.
Întotdeauna m-a fascinat lucrul cu copiii și am știut că nici o altă meserie nu mi-ar putea oferi atâtea satisfacții, bucurii, zâmbete și dorință de cunoaștere. Prin ochii copiilor, redescoperim lumea și înțelegem că, de fapt, lucrurile mărunte ne fac viața strălucitoare.
Așadar, pot spune că meseria de educator m-a ales pe mine, copilăria fiind baza de la care ne formăm ca oameni maturi.
"The future of the world is in my classroom today."
We all dream of a better world for the little ones, and their education is the first step we take together. I am delighted to be able to contribute to their formation and adore to be guided by the playful spirit, the positive attitude, the uniqueness of their thoughts, emotions and behaviours that surround me every day in the classroom. We discover so many interesting things together … I’m convinced that I have chosen one of the most beautiful jobs in the world.
With 11 years of experience in private pre-school education and many children who have grown and evolved around me, I have so many beautiful memories, but also the greatest satisfaction a teacher can get: the certainty that I helped a little one become a grown up. I Joined IOANID team eager for new challenges and looking forward to creating even more beautiful memories together with the rest of the team!
"All the great men were once children." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A child is like a diamond…you can only see his true brightness by polishing it. I started working in the private teaching system in 2012 eager to be surrounded by children, to help them discover their personality and to enjoy the most beautiful years of their childhood together.
Being a teacher is a form of art! For me it is like living in a small universe where everything is possible through knowledge and play. By joining the IOANID team I wish to help the children discover this special universe, making them confident in their own abilities, giving them wings to fly in the pursuit of their dreams.
My interest for children’s education started being an adolescent admiring 3 of my family members who have embraced and honoured the teacher duty. Mixing my education interest with the painting dedication, I became aware of the children’s faster evolution in gaining information, through my didactic activities.
I have followed the uniqueness of each and every child being guided by their imagination and the way they express their feelings, through my 7 years of experience in primary and preschool learning.
My aim in education represents that of introducing the children through a wonderful world where they are the core of it. I chose IOANID KINDERGARTEN because this is the place where I have discovered the value system alike the one I believe in.
Sunt absolventa a Facultatii de Litere, din cadrul Universitatii „Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iasi, specializarea Limba si literatura Engleza – Limba si literatura Spaniola si am o experienta de 7 ani ca educator si profesor de limba engleza in invatamantul prescolar privat.
In acest rastimp, am invatat ca meseria de profesor presupune in primul rand multa afectiune si daruire, necesitand totodata creativitate si implicare intr-o activitate care solicita o foarte buna pregatire profesionala, rabdare si intelegere.
Iubesc copiii, caldura, sinceritatea din ochii lor si modul acestora de a se bucura de fiecare clipa, fapt ce m-a determinat sa ma apropii de aceasta profesie si sa ajung sa iubesc sa le predau limba engleza copiilor.
Recent, m-am alaturat echipei IOANID, unde am descoperit un colectiv de profesionisti cu multa daruire si implicare in educatia si dezvoltarea armonioasa a copiilor.
Este o cariera care imi ofera multe satisfactii si a face parte din echipa IOANID reprezinta o experienta care ma va ajuta sa ma dezvolt profesional, odata cu minunatii copii pe care ii indrum.
I love toddlers, during their first years of life, especially the look in their eyes. I feel like they open towards eternity… More than that, they are persons who follow eagerly their target-again, a feature of young age. So, as I wanted to become a teacher one may say I was meant to succeed. That is why I chose to study four years at “Stefan Banulescu” Pedagogical High school getting specialized as tutor-teacher. After graduation I was hired as a teacher and had the opportunity to work with wonderful children. Together we took part in countless contests and festivals: “Carols Festival - 2007”, the National Educational Project “Romanian Traditions-2008”, “Pipo Educational Project”. In 2009, I got licensed in pre-school teaching and was granted the second level Professional Title. At the same time, I studied at the Orthodox Theology college, part of University of Bucharest 2007-2010 and then for the Master Degree in Ecclesial Communication and Communion in the Orthodox world. In autumn 2010 I joined the IOANID Kindergarten team.
I graduated the Faculty of Psychology and started to work in the private teaching system, where, for five years I worked as a teacher in one of the most prestigious private schools in Bucharest.
I joined the IOANID team, convinced that it can offer me the possibility of professional development, where I feel welcomed and appreciated. It’s also a place where children learn in the best conditions. I’m happy that I chose one of the most beautiful jobs in the world.
Working with children helped me discover that I have the qualities of a great teacher: patience, creativity and the ability to adapt myself to their needs.
Seeing their progress, curiosity and desire to learn new things every day makes me love this job even more!
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart’’.
My name is Cristina Mihai and I am very excited about the beginning of my fifth year at IOANID. The ten years’ experience in prestigious international schools (British School of Bucharest; Acorns) has formed me as a specialized teacher in modern teaching and education. I’m a dedicated person and strongly believe that quality education taken from the first stages of life highlights a child’s maximum potential. That’s why I chose to continue with the IOANID team, where I found teachers who provide a proper educational environment and harmonious development within an atmosphere filled with care and respect for the little ones.
I am aiming to remain the same enthusiastic and creative person who likes to be around children, guiding them through the most exciting activities and at the same time discovering their fascinating universe.
Childhood is the most beautiful stage of life! Even since high school I have had a great love for children and I have felt that this is my calling: to guide them through their first steps in life, to help them discover the world, to be next to them when they learn the first things.
For this reason, I work with toddlers. I am a sociable and calm, open-minded person who knows how important communication is for the harmonious development of the child. That is why I’m always willing to listen, understand and support them. I have completed my professional development with the master’s degree in “School Psychology and Educational Counselling” at Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest and with studies on English language skills. In the spring of 2013, I joined the IOANID team and met passionate and dedicated people. We are a compact and enthusiastic team!
The Crickets Group
The Crickets Group
In order to understand the mind and the reactions of the children you need, first of all, to immerse yourself into their world, to become a part of their play and their interaction with everything that is new. My debut in this unpredictable world was twelve years ago, after graduating university, with a degree in Foreign Languages. At the beginning I was worried about not letting them down...and they were afraid of the novelties that would appear along our journey together. But, along the way, we found out that together we can have fun while learning. After finishing my studies at Spiru Haet University, I met lots of kids that I enjoyed working with. I have organized different contests, prepared genuine plays in English with the kindergarten children, I have organized events, we had fun “English style” and we bonded creating true friendships...
Also, I enjoyed teaching at an after school giving children all my love and my involvement. In 2012 I joined the IOANID team where I found really involved people and really happy children. I will be a part of all these, with all my heart!
The Crickets Group
The Crickets Group
I chose this job because I love the sparkle on children's faces...the one that sends us into a world where everything is possible.
That's why through my work I do everything I can to value each person's particularities. I graduated from “Elena Cuza” National College in Bucharest, teacher-educator specialization, and then I attended The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. Afterwards I attended multiple courses aiming at the development of creativity and emotional intelligence for children of young age.
I joined IOANID team being eager of new experiences and challenges through which I can offer high level education. I am thankful for the fact that here the spontaneity and creativity of the preschoolers are encouraged and then channeled for a harmonious development. At the same time, I feel proud that I can join the innocence and joy of childhood every day!
The Crickets Group
In anul 2015 am absolvit Colegiul National ,,Elena Cuza'', specializarea educator-invatator, iar in 2018, am finalizat cursurile Facultatii de Litere, specializarea romana-catalana. Imediat dupa absolvirea Colegiului mi-am inceput activitatea intr-o unitate privata de invatamant, iar din septembrie 2018, m-am alaturat echipei IOANID.
Am ales sa fiu printre copii pentru ca este o "ocupatie de suflet, care se face cu sufletul si te rasplateste ... cu suflet".
Fire sensibila, calma, rabdatoare, echilibrata, cu siguranta voi gasi intotdeauna metode prin care sa-i fascinez pe copii, si prin care sa ii ajut sa se dezvolte armonios.
“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older!” (Tom Stoppard). Working with preschool children I discovered an extraordinary way of carrying childhood with me!
After a four-year break, during which I have taught in primary schools, I returned to my first love: the kindergarten. I have a total of 16 years of teaching experience, mostly in the kindergartens and international schools in Bucharest.
After I became a mother, I returned to teach with even greater joy and love for the children, combined with an enormous confidence in the potential of each pupil.
The skills acquired through initial and continuous training, the experience, the creativity, the spontaneity and, last but not least, the empathy are the magical "ingredients" that help me, day by day, to inspire children to have confidence and courage to overcome obstacles, but also to assert their own abilities.
Dintotdeauna am avut o conexiune frumoasă cu copiii din jur, iar sentimentul de satisfacție simțit atunci când contribui la educația lor este fantastic. Iubesc copiii și acest lucru m-a determinat să-mi îndrept atenția spre acest domeniu, să studiez și să mă dedic lor. Cu multă dragoste pentru gingășia lor, empatie și pasiune, știu că pot face preșcolarii fericiți și împliniți.
Am început activitatea pedagogică în anul 2014, după ce, prin diferite voluntariate, tabere, programe desfășurate pe parcursul mai multor ani, am realizat că locul meu este alături de copii, ajutându-i să își descopere valorile și să progreseze în fiecare zi din viața lor școlară.
Astfel, la IOANID am găsit cadrul potrivit aspirațiilor mele profesionale și personale. Încă de la început am fost convinsă că întreg colectivul grădiniței este dedicat dezvoltării copiilor și cu toții, împreună, vom avea un aport semnificativ în conturarea personalității lor.
I started this special “journey” towards Childhood Wonder Land 8 years ago, having the belief that a teacher is not only the one who trains, but also a person who offers a piece of his/her own life to the children that he/she is working with, who always guides their steps, satisfies their needs, gives them unconditional love and, last but not least, sets up examples.
Having these standards in mind, I graduated “Matei Basarab” Pedagogical High School from Slobozia in 2007 and the Social Communication and Public Relations section of Bucharest University. From 2011 onwards I have been completed the specific preschool teacher examinations and a Master in Educational Management.
I joined the IOANID team with enthusiasm, eager to focus my vitality, creativity and strong motivation in a prestigious educational environment. I was warmly welcomed by a team of professionals. Here, every day that I spent with the children brings me joy and satisfaction and each end of year comes with incomparable feelings.
I have always enjoyed sharing what I know, a little of who I am. I’ve been feeling that each child that I taught has left with a piece of myself, and this is the way I bring my own contribution to the evolution of society. In my point of view, children are the future of one nation, of a civilization, and this is why a sound education is needed since a baby’s first days of life. Considering this, I chose to work with very young children, although I started my career as a primary school teacher. For 13 years I had the opportunity to experience the British educational system, by being part of a famous international school team. I had the chance to participate at various conferences, in Bucharest and abroad. The training topics were related to development and learning on early years, interactive teaching methods, but also educational pioneers’ theories and practice.
For me, each child represents a whole universe by himself, a universe that we get to know and help function, according to his own gravitational laws. As teachers we must offer the children not only knowledge, but also the tools that facilitate lifelong learning. The first years are the most important for child’s development and this is why my attention is focused on cognitive, physical, linguistic and socio-emotional development equally.
I joined the IOANID team and I believe in the education we promote. I appreciate that, based on the Romanian traditions and values, IOANID’s aim is to shape valuable people using modern teaching techniques. I hope and I believe that we are the change that is required by the modern society.
"Muzica pornește de la inimă și se adresează inimilor." George Enescu
M-am alaturat echipei Gradinitei IOANID din iarna anului 2016, pentru ca iubesc copiii și muzica. IOANID este locul unde educația muzicală are un rol important în dezvoltarea emoțională și cognitivă a copiilor, locul în care învață să iubească cântul coral, pianul și scena. Am terminat Universitatea Națională de Muzică "George Enescu" din București, secția Pedagogie Muzicală, am fost artist liric în Corul Național de Cameră Madrigal timp de 10 ani, redactor muzical la Radio România Internațional, în paralel lucrând și în sistemul de învățământ de stat și privat. Dragostea pentru muzică o transmit mai departe prin cântec, elemente de limbaj muzical, voie bună, formând deprinderile muzicale ale copiilor, încurajând creativitatea și încrederea în propriile forțe.
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