Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blog challenge

Yes, 11 facts again...
This time tagged by dear colleague Vicky Papageorgiou. We met each other on Facebook and lately in person as well, since we live at the same city! I think Vicky is a wonderful educator, who cares a great deal about her work and her students!

Here we go!
  1. Name a book that made you cry.
    I think it was Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse. All this anguish, pain and agony mad me feel sad. But in the end I felt relief somehow...
  2. Name one book that you…regret having read ! Give details please.
    Minority Report by Philip K. Dick. I made the mistake of watching the movie first. I loved the film, but I couldn't quite understand what was going on in the book!
  3. Name your favourite song and tell us why.

    This has a really special meaning for me since it was the last song I used when I stopped teaching my spinning class at the gym. It was the end of a "era", the end of a dream that will never come true
  1. Which city or country in the world could you easily live in, apart from your current city  ?
    I think it would be somewhere in Germany! Cologne maybe? or Berlin? 
  2. If you weren’t an educator, what else would/could you be?
    An educator maybe?? LOL!
  3. What is the riskiest thing you have ever done in your life?
    Go to Austria alone at the age of 17!!! I met friends over there but I was terrified untll I actually got there!
  4. Describe your favourite library : where is it, how is it, why do you like it?
    Hm, I am afraid I haven't been to a lot of libraries and I don't have a favourite!
  5. If you could write a book, what would it be about?
    The story of my life?? No, just kidding!!! Study cases of students is more like it!
  6. Which is your favourite ELT website? Provide the link, please.
    British council's Learn English kids! It has saved me a lot of times and kids love it! 
  7. An embarrassing moment in your professional career. When, where, what? 
    When I started looking for a job, everybody was looking for a more experienced teacher. After 3-4 unsuccessful interviews, I just broke out in tears - I couldn't help it... I regret it now of course, but I still keep getting emotional sometimes!
  8. Describe one of your best moments in your teaching career.
    One of my pest moments is the Xmas movie party I organized, 8-9 years ago - a lot of students came (former and current), brought presents and it really felt like Xmas with me "extended" family!! This was not exactly a "teaching" moment, but it had to do with students so it's unforgettable!

    I am not going to tag anyone... Thank you


Jenny said...

Like this one, too! Since I could not answer all questions I will steal a few of them 😉

Theodora Pap said...

Oh yes, you are more welcome to answer!!