The Curious Incident of a Mexican Teacher with a Great Class.

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While I will not help to every now and then write thought and feelings in this blog, I also want to use it to share what I do in what I do in one of my favourite things: Teaching.

I have this group of enthusiastic students who truly like to experiment and to go beyond the expectations of the curriculum. So, considering the fact that we are using authentic materials in class, and the fact that our EFL program is based on literature, we felt it would be too boring to only discuss what we thought about the book, to write on whatever situation in the book that we thought was relevant, so we thought of a way to take our experiences further.

It is a very well-stated fact that we like movies, that we truly maximise their potential in class, and that we practice all skill through them, so instead of doing what has become a habit for us for us (in a good way), working in an original way, we just thought it would be a good idea to turn the book into a film made by us.

I could not ask for more from these students of mine. I like how they embraced the initiative and how assumed roles so automatically and with genuine interest.

I think I am just too lucky to have this group on this first year of mine at EDUCARE.

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About Rafael Angel

Teaching and Learning Director; Language and TOK Teacher; lives for traveling, reading, learning and tasting new flavours; culture and art lover; passionate about cinema and music. IB MYP, DP Workshop Leader. Mexican YouTuber and Soundclouder.
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