Inspirational English, Issue 48 is OUT
Updated: Jul 24, 2019
It’s a sunny morning here in the Garden of England. I am sitting in my favourite corner by the window and enjoying the beautiful spring scenery which puts a smile on my face. I have always been an early riser and for me, there’s nothing more invigorating than the fresh morning air and the birds chirping in the trees. While my senses are still waking up, a question distracts this idyllic morning “What has motivated me to get up and teach every day for the last twenty years?” Twenty? Really? I still remember my first private lessons held at home while I was juggling university lectures and being a young mum.
A lot of water has run under the bridge since then and my teaching style has evolved tremendously but what hasn’t changed is my inner desire: *to watch my students grow as confident English speakers; *to show them how wonderful the world is through all the stories we read and the videos watch; *to see what’s hurting them and try to help out; *to teach them to acknowledge their uniqueness and embrace it boldly
So this is what motivates me to teach. How about you?
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Last but not least, I really believe that my role as an educator is to touch my students’ heart and empower them. For the last six years, I have created a lot of teaching materials but what really stirs my soul is designing lesson plans which aim to empower my students. Yes, I am an English teacher but I tend to use the language to inspire my pupils to become a better version of themselves.
My book "10 Empowering Lesson Plans" comprises lessons on topics such as Mindfulness, Happiness, Authenticity, Kindness, Inspiration, Gratitude and Positivity. They are appropriate for students whose level is B1 + and are older than 14 years of age. I have used these lesson plans with all my students and have seen many positive changes in their behaviour and mindset.