Julia Alivertis: Being Taught By Students

Julia will be presenting in June with Jeffrey Doonan on using art in teaching English. We’re looking forward to how that works…

ELTforum.sk Conference 2015

An interview by Martina Bednarikova

The goal of true education is not knowledge, but intelligence and character. 1899942_487695134675584_161498707_nJulia Alivertis, mother of three and one of the presenters at this June’s ELT Forum, does not limit her students as far as the learning process is concerned, for she knows an investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Anyway, to teach our students the most important lessons we have to show them how to learn and change above all else.

Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SCET): What are your main teaching cornerstones? What do you believe in as a teacher? How would you define yourself (as a teacher)?

Julia Alivertis (JA): What I could think of as my teaching cornerstones are my ‘three R’s’: Respect for the learner, Responsibility on the part of the educator, Reflection on the teaching/learning experience. I feel that these are the principles that have also mainly…

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