Welcome to TWBGlobal, the official online community of Teachers Without Borders! Thank you for joining us.
We started this discussion thread to give everyone a chance to post a personal introduction. Please respond below by writing about where you are from, what you teach, your professional interests, and the reasons for joining the TWBGlobal community.
The TWBGlobal community has just come at the right time where teachers and other professional have to share ideas and resources. My name is Misheck Mutuzana the current TWB -In Country Representative for Zambia. I teach Computer Science, IT/ICT, International Computer Driving License (ICDL) and Art & Design.
My professional interests involves the usage of ICT platforms such as the TWBGlobal Community, chart rooms, social networks, IT/ICT gadgets to share ideas, resources with other professionals, teachers.
The main reasons of joining this great platform is to share ideas, resources, teaching and learning materials to others and to spread the news about the programs and activities of TWB in my country.
Thank you for joining us here! I hope you'll find the time to keep us posted on issues affecting teachers in Zambia and also TWB programs there.
Thank you for developing this good platform. Continue working hard. I will definitely continue updating you with TWB activities in Zambia.
I am Alba Luz Arrieta Cabrales, from Colombia. I am a retired teacher now. I taught English, a little French and Christian Education at High School and Kindergarten schools. I studied Modern Languages and Theology. I also got a Specialization on Human Development and Values. I am a Presbyterian. I taught some other subjects at Theological Seminaries. I had the opportunity to compile and edit some Manuals on Peacemaking, based on the work on this subject of a Mennonite Center for Peace and Justice. My interest on joining the TWB Global Community has to do with the opportunity to continue learning and improving all about teaching, specially subjects about peacemaking, bullying, resilience, respect and similar issues. I still work facilitating workshops on Alternatives to violence, Gender, Human Rights and so on. I love to facilitate workshops to teachers on peacemaking.
Your work seem to be very interesting, I hope you can share some topics of your workshops, it would be great for my teenager students.
Hi Julieta! Thanks for your kind words. Where do you live? maybe in your country you have AVP facilitators that could help you with that. Our workshops are very active and dynamic. We don´t give speeches or documents It is about inner reflection through games, work in groups, in pairs and many exercises with processing activities.
Welcome to TWBGlobal! Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your professional life and interests. Are you aware of the webinar series we started today? I'm sure it would be of interest to you.
As you can see, we're still developing this community, but stick around and you will soon see more resources and many ways to engage with fellow educators. Given your extensive experience in peacebuilding and related areas, I wonder if you would be interested in facilitating an interest group on these topics ... let me know when you have a moment.
That is good news to hear what you do and what you are intending to do. How was your experience when you taught at High school and Kindergarten schools? Did you enjoy teaching?
Hi Misheck: teaching is a very special and rich experience when you love what you do. I used very different games to teach English at Kindergarten and I remember that my High Schools students asked me: Alba, when are you going to give us a class with all those things you use for Kindergarten students? Ha, ha!
This space is really helpful for me. I'm from México, I'm studying in the UDGvirtual (Education) and I have leaned a lot of new topics. The main reason to join TWB is because I want to learn as much as I can, I want to share my experience, to know about other cultures and to improve my teaching practice being a better human.I teach English as a Second Languge in a prepa (Cobaeh) so I'm learning two times (excuse my mistakes). I'd like to work on motivation and values with my students (teenagers).
Thank you for joining us. Are you also a member of our Spanish-language network? If not, please explore it when you have a chance.
I hope this new community will support and inspire you in your professional life.
Welcome to the TWB community. This is a fantastic platform to share and exchange ideas and learn from each other's experiences.