This mobility allowed me to know different realities and teaching methodologies in the Flanders Educational System.
This led me to acquire new skills in leadership, teamwork, motivation and time management, among others.
Inclusion, Autonomy and Flexibility are indispensable and urgent changes in our traditional education system to increase student and teacher motivation and achieve better results.
The theme was very interesting and made me wonder how much we have to change, to innovate in our schools.
The information was a lot and the realities discussed and observed are very far from my reality, which made it at some point confusing, but with the certainty that is the right way.
Doubts arise: Where to start? How to motivate the team? How to change the pedagogical practice in the classroom? How to extend to other schools? How to show parents that is the right way? And so many others…
Throughout the course, ideas began to get organized and there was a common thread.
I have learned that change has to be done slowly and we cannot expect everything to be in agreement and conditions to be optimal, otherwise we will never start.
In my case, I work in a kindergarten elementary school. We are six teachers and two educators. When we talk about connection, teamwork, dating, I see that we have to start there. There are days at my school that I don’t see some classmates.
I come with many ideas and a desire for change. Modify my posture in the classroom and with classmates. Each child is a child with different skills and difficulties than others who need to be respected and valued. Inclusion, Autonomy and Flexibility are indispensable and urgent changes in our traditional education system to increase student and teacher motivationand achieve better results.
Finally, I want to thank you for all your efforts to provide us with a very enjoyable and enriching work week.
December 9, 2019