The Teacher’s Voice

The teacher’s voice is a space created to hear what teachers have to say. To remind them that their voices are important. To give them the opportunity to share the stories that make up every day of our school year. We would love to hear a story, an anecdote, or simply some of your thoughts about Education, teaching, learning, and being a teacher. Write to us and we’ll share them here! You can write your text in English or in Portuguese!


Ok, this is a little embarrassing, but I must confess: whenever I feel too anxious about certain situations, I usually have to stop by the bathroom some minutes before the true moment. (Vinicius Diamantino)
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One of the most frequently asked questions for children is ‘What do you want to be/do when you grow up?’. My answer was the same for as long as I can recall, ‘I want to be a teacher’ – all my family members can back me up here. They all say I started teaching at the age of 5. But that is another story… (Henrique Mamprin)
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Hello, I’m Alessandra and I’ve been working as a teacher for over 16 years and hold a degree in (English and Portuguese) Languages and CELTA from Cambridge among other Language and teaching certificates. (Alessandra Machado)
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Here's a quick story about something that happened in our school the other day! We were celebrating the Olympics by getting our 6 to 10 year old children involved in an obstacle race. We worked with the students to decide what sort of things they wanted to do, zigzag in and out, jump, scramble, skip, hit a target etc.(Lucy Crichton)
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"I believe in order to help learners progress, putting ourselves in their shoes and understanding their reality is such a valuable lesson. If we comprehend what makes a person tick, what motivates them, as well as being aware of any distressing experiences they have had when learning a language, our role as a teacher becomes easier. People will usually never forget how you make them feel. Therefore, creating an environment where students feel safe and comfortable is top priority for effective learning." (Jane Godwin Coury)

"Com o passar dos anos, aprendi a parar para ouvir as histórias ou acontecimentos que meus alunos me procuram para relatar, e me surpreendi com os efeitos produzidos por dois ou três minutos de atenção." (Fabiana Franco)
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"I remember when I was a child, my favorite game was to pretend to be a teacher. I have always loved to teach and I thought..." (Giovana Fioratti)
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