Being a Teacher and Loving It!

Super Proud of my Kids

After a tiring day at school, I get out of my car with 2 bags of books in one hand, while holding my students’ tests closely to my chest in the other. I awkwardly attempt to unlock my apartment door but fail miserably as my belongings slowly slip out of my hands.

Books and papers fall on the floor as I make one more attempt at unlocking the door. I’m home at last! Now, to get to work again!

The first thing I do is prepare a warm mug of chocolate milk, turn on my computer and check my books. Have to start correcting those essays and tests as quickly as possible.

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Teaching Mixed Race Classes

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by Katherine Reilly

Last night at the Refugee School of Athens, I was interviewed by a postgraduate student who asked me, how do we handle so many ‘different’ students of various ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

“Are your teaching methods effective? Is there any prejudice in class? Do students understand what you’re teaching them?” were some of the questions asked.

You’re probably thinking that my answer would be, “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” or maybe “love brings down all cultural barriers.” I admit both are true, however, there are also rules and guidelines we must follow in order to achieve harmony in class and help our students reach their full potential.

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How to Become a Writer

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by Katherine Reilly

A few days ago, one of my students told me that when she grows up, she wants to become a writer like me. I was honored by her heartwarming confession. Being a positive role model for someone and in this case my students, is not something to be taken lightly. When a person looks up to you, it’s not only a privilege, but also an obligation to help him in any way you can.

So, what makes you a writer, and a good one at that? There are no rules that you must follow to achieve this, however, some of my personal experience might help you.

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