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Simona Arriëns

  • MA Management in Education, Montessori Early Childhood Education Teacher Course
  • Year 3 / 4 Teacher

Professional Background

After deciding that being an English teacher is my vocation and working with primary school children is my dream job, everything fell into place in my life. As they say: “Choose a job that you love and you will never have to work a day in your life!”

I have worked in several international schools in Warsaw and I have taught many children to read and write, I’ve made them fall in love with books and maps and animals, I’ve encouraged them to write about their life and dreams and to perform in front of small and large audiences. Working again at a British School seemed like the right move at this time.

 

About me

I’m an optimist who seems to disregard the rain, the valleys and hard times. I always have a smile on my face when I wake up, probably because my Dachshund (sausage dog) likes to wake me up by licking my face whenever she decides it’s time to go for a walk! She fights quite a lot with my black & white cat who enjoys attacking her from above whenever she is asleep. I love pushing myself, so I do at least a triathlon and a running race every year. I love reading and I used to be on stages doing stand-up because I love to make people laugh.

My teaching philosophy

I believe students and people in general respond to kindness. I am very patient and I love to find the right way to teach each and every student of mine – somehow I have to get them involved in the learning process. Games are one way of encouraging children since it’s their first “language” and I believe teaching them how to interact, help each other, ask for help, deal with failure and continue striving despite challenges is probably the most important thing I can do as an primary school teacher.

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