Super Simple Songs

Β  Β  Β  Β  Many years ago, when I was just starting, I used to spend hours and hours trying to find material for my little kids. There were many things, but yet, being a music lover, I didn’t like everything I saw. One day I came across Super Simple Songs and my long teaching material list was reduced quite a lot.

Β  Β  Β  I remember using their songs for the first time. I can still picture my little kids’ faces and the fun we had! It was important for me because their material was useful, entertaining and well done, but also because seeing the way they worked with little kids inspired me to try new things with my students.

Β  Β  Β  When you are new at teaching, you ask yourself “Will I be able to do that one day?” quite a lot. At least I did! I saw them and I admired them so much for their original ideas and their energy that I wished that at least I could imitate them just a little bit.

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Every Kid Needs a Champion

“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.”

Rita Pierson

Β  Β  Years ago, I came across this powerful and life changing video, and since then, I haven’t stopped sharing it. It’s the message Rita tellsΒ the world what takes me back to her video every now and then. I must confess that I sometimes need to go back to it and remind myself that, even in the most difficult days, you have to believe in yourself and your students.

Β  Β I’ve learnt from experience that we all need someone to save us at some point in our lives. In fact, I feel I am saved by my students with every hug, every smile, every achievement. If you are a teacher you know that teaching is harder than you thought it would be before you started, but still, when you get feedback from your students, you get that extra energy you need to finish the week or sometimes even the day.

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