Keynote: The Human Touch by Vicky Loras
There are various types of classrooms all over the world – their variety lies not only in the environment, but the classes, the educators and students. We know this either from seeing them, or hearing and reading about them in blogs, on social media and in our everyday teaching lives. Some have state-of-the-art equipment and everything an educator and students would dream of. Several have a few things that could assist the class in their learning, colourful walls and children’s work displayed on them. Some, however, have nothing at all, apart from dirt floors and bare walls. Why does this occur? How does this affect learning, if it does at all? What is the most important entity in the classroom? Join me in a journey around the world, where we will be on a quest to search for where the importance lies.
My name is Vicky Loras and I am an English Teacher, born in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada. I have been teaching English as a foreign language and literature to students of all ages, since 1997. I now live in Switzerland and I am the co-founder and owner of The Loras English Network, a school I have opened with my sister Eugenia. We teach English, train teachers and also hold children’s events.
I blog at: http://www.vickyloras.wordpress.com
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