This post is week 2 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators.
I had just graduated from University, had already found a job as a teacher of German, but still I felt that something was missing. My teaching was boring. It was the language, usually second foreign language, usually parents' choice, not much material.... me inexperienced and didn't know what to do.
One day I found an ad from the British council: course on teaching young learners.
And so I went!
My teacher trainer, Olha Madylus made the difference.
She was the first person to show me that teaching could also be fun!
She taught me how to do projects, arts and crafts, use songs, poetry and most of all have "life" in my teaching! What I have not learned at the university, studying hard for so long, I've learned that year.
I have also learned that you never stop learning and that's how I continued until now.
After that I have taken part in a lot of different courses, seminars, conventions and #keep_learning
PS. Can't wait for next week's challenge