Keynote: The 30 Goals: Just When I Need You Most by Fabiana Casella
In this keynote, I share the reasons why I joined the 30 Goals Challenge, how much I have grown as a teacher since then, how being part of this community motivates me to go on teaching and innovate, as well as considering myself a continuous learner.
My name is Fabiana Laura Casella. I am a passionate English teacher from Argentina, blessed mother of two angels God sent us and very interested in education, English Language Teaching, Methodology, Literature, History, Psychology and being a connected educator. In 1989 I got my Bachelor´s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Since 1987 I have always worked at the same school: I first taught 6th grade but soon switched to teach Secondary School during the afternoons. I have taught EFL in many possible ways, f2f, online, to children, teenagers, adults, very early in the mornings and very late in the evenings. Soon after my first son was born, we moved to the United States where I taught ESL and Spanish in High School and Middle School. That really was the turning point in my teaching career: it opened my mind to a different world, I became even more curious and interested in using technology in the classroom, to try different types of teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques, do research, attend conferences, seminars, lectures, and by watching classes, being observed by peers, mentors, coordinators and administrators helped me grow as an educator: I developed into an even more flexible, adaptable, knowledgeable, empathetic educator who cares directly from the heart. Coming back to my home country changed me forever: I realized I never wanted to be “just a teacher” anymore: I felt I needed to grow more and more every day. Get connected, be in touch with others, not only teach but learn new things, review things I had studied before, and work really hard on my PD and my PLN are now my goals. Although there was a time I was not very sure to open an account on any website and be exposed, I was finally convinced by the experts: So now I am all along Social Media: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Skype and I also started blogging.
I am currently finishing my post-graduate Specialization in Education and ICT.
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