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A Fresh New year-a Better Me

StudentTeachingIn teaching practice there is perpetually room for development. Some of the most heatedly discussed qualities of a good teacher are: Competence and expertise: Teachers need to be profoundly knowledgeable. Dearth or compromise of mastery in the content is not only reflected upon, but also perpetuated by the learners. Language teaching has scientific...

Leadership: Nature or Nurture?

leadershipBy Emmanuel Kontovas “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” This definition of who a leader is, belongs to Lao Tzu and captures the essence of leadership even according to modern studies and analyses of leaders. A lot of people believe that leaders are born; that...

Teachers are Story Tellers

Teachers are Story TellersBy Olga Velitzelou, FLS owner, Thessaloniki We all have the need to hear from story tellers in these difficult times. Let me tell you my story! I was born in Thessaloniki, the city of love and culture. Since I was a child, my thirst for knowledge was limitless, so much so I traded playing for studying. My father, to whom I owe much, passed his love for...

Coronavirus and distance learning: Challenges and benefits

iStock 1202470524  By now, everyone living on planet Earth must have heard of coronavirus pandemic – that’s a wild guess. But, to say the least, many people know and have been affected by the coronavirus. Ranging from the health sector to business and beyond, everyone is feeling the heat. Unfortunately, students are not left out. In fact, in the past weeks...

Remote learning can help students develop soft skills

Remote learning can help students develop soft skillsThe speed of changes during these unprecedented times we are all  going through are profound and in many cases, so are the opportunities. In the field of education, it is obvious that the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping many of its aspects. This sudden change forced many teachers to shift digitally, to virtual environments, trying to find their way...

Training myself to be curious

1 xxP4mwlsMCiUA3bn3Tu6hA  “The more courses I take and the more I learn, the hungrier I feel for more knowledge. It’s like training myself to be curious.” Learning for learning’s sake is a rewarding experience. And once you start learning, it’s difficult to stop. The trick is to choose a subject that you really care about and know what you want to achieve. It’s the third...