She is so discreet that I did not even see her when I waved this year's bunch into the classroom, but all of a sudden she was at my desk, fresh as ever, but having grown into a connected teacher. It was only 9 months since we have finished last year's Master's Degree, and there she was, a real teacher now, with real students, with so much to teach and give to her learners. I am so happy for you, Marta, you are my champion!
Measured as she is, but not able to stand still, chatty as ever and ever so jolly, in a minute Marta told us all about how important was to build a digital identity, how beneficial ICT are being for her own current teaching nowadays, and how gratifying being a globally connected Primary Teacher was. She has done more good to her peers in 20 minutes than what I have, for sure, in a month! Another piece of evidence that proves peer-to-peer learning is a little key treasure, especially if the methodological approach is Project Based Learning.
She generously volunteered to give her peers a taste of what had meant to her being part of the #ictclil_urjc 2015 experience and presented them with her e-project, played her fabulous CLIL opening challenge, which she designed in our 2015 Edition and that is still live, and offered a genuine viewpoint on what a CLIL teacher should be.
That is what teaching is all about: being able to see that students, when they fly away, are autonomous mentors and learners too, and are able to make a living, but that they still remember what they learned in 4 months at a humble classroom in a University in Madrid.
Welcoming one of those students back is enough to keep any teacher going for another year, or maybe for a whole teaching life! Thanks ever so much, Marta, for coming back, for saying hello, but above all, for sharing. You have certainly made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never stop sharing, never stop connecting, and please, never stop teaching! There are lots of students out there needing your warmth, your talent and your knowledge, Marta, to be guided and enlightened with your happiness. As I have always told you, keep rocking it!