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St Joseph’s Secondary School, Ireland
 

Eimear McCarthy Headshot Eimear McCarthy: I am a teacher of Mathematics and Gaeilge at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin. I lead the School Self Evaluation process at the school and have a particular expertise in rolling out and implementing a whole school  approach to improving numeracy. As part of The College For Every Student (CFES) initiative I have undertaken a Masters in the area of Cooperative Learning and integrating technology with Bridge21 teaching methods. I have presented my work at national and international conferences. I have considerable experience of building communities of practice with colleagues from schools in Ireland and beyond.

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Darren Byrne: I am an Art, Craft & Design teacher in St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, North Co. Dublin. I graduated from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in 2002 where I specialised in Education. Since 2014 I have studied part time at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) where I have received a Post-Graduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching & Learning. I am currently studying for my Masters in Education specialising in Cooperative Learning. Aside from being a member of the TFT team here at our school I am also a participant in several other initiatives such as the College for Every Student (CFES) programme and the ‘Strip to Identity’ Erasmus+ Comenius project. I am also the NCAD Access Programme liaison teacher, and I am the supervisor of our schools Student Voice Programme conducted in partnership with Dr. Paula Flynn of TCD and the National Council for Curriculum and assessment (NCCA).

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Susanne Kelly: I am a teacher of Science and Mathematics at St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin. As a teacher of Science I try to encourage discovery based learning and problem solving among students. Alongside my subject teaching, I am the school’s Positive Behaviour Liaison Teacher. My role here is to develop strategies within the school that encourage positive behaviour among students, and promote a positive attitude towards teaching and learning within the entire school community. I also lead our annual “Wellbeing Week” in the school which focuses on Mental Health Awareness, fostering student self-esteem, and acknowledging student achievements throughout the year. I am very excited to be part of the TfT programme, working with such an enthusiastic community of teachers.

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Bio pic Colin Doyle: I am a secondary school teacher. My subjects are primarily English, CSPE and Classical Studies. I am very interested in problem and enquiry based learning methodologies and teaching practices. I am currently undertaking a Master’s degree in cooperative learning examining how tablets and mobile technologies can be implemented effectively in a cooperative learning classroom. When I’m not in the classroom I have a 15 month old daughter and a 4 month old son who keep me very busy.

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Stenungsund Municipality, Sweden

 

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Maria Anvell: I am a teacher in Stenungsund, a small town on the west coast in Sweden. I have been working here for three years, and before that I worked in Gothenburg for 12 years. My main subjects are maths and science. I love to teach, support and develop students of different ages. I now have a first teaching post, which means that I have opportunity to develop the school. When I’m not working I spend most of the time with my family: Daniel my husband, Astrid my daughter and Arvid my son. For my well-being I do a lot of running! Stenungsunds-kommun_horistontell_RGB

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Marianne Ekström: I work as  teacher at Kristinedalskolan in Stenungsund. I teach pupils aged 10-13 and right now I have a 7th grade class – they are 12-13 years old.  My subjects are Swedish, Maths, Geography, Religion, History, Civics and Arts. I have previously even taught music. From last year I am a lead teacher at my school. The lead teachers in Stenungsund work with school development in different ways and my focus is interdisciplinary studies. I have worked as a teacher for 27 years now – (Oh my goodness!) and I still really enjoy teaching. In my spare time I like to work in my garden and I enjoy ceramics. I also love dancing. Once a week I dance foxtrot and waltz and twice a year we have a Ball. Then of course I spend a lot of time with my family and friends.

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 maria_lundmark Maria Lundmark: I was born and raised in Stenungsund. Now I live with my family about ten kilometers outside Stenungsund, in Ödsmål. I started working as a teacher in 1997. In 1998 I got a permanent job at Kopperskolan, where I still work. I mainly teach pupils aged 10-13. In 2005, I also took a degree in Computational Linguistics. I now have a first teaching post in the municipality. It is a school development mission. Once a week I also work with the municipality’s website. I like to challenge myself and my teaching, and I strive to keep evolving! In my spare time I spend most of my time with my family and friends.

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 Johanna Johanna Hübinette: I work as a teacher in Stenungsund, a small town on the west coast of Sweden. I studied at the University of Gothenburg and have a Bachelor of Arts in Education and I teach History, Religion, Geography and Civics. I graduated in 2001 so I’ve been working as a teacher for 14 years now and I must say that I still love it! I like to be a part of different projects that involves school development and I’m very interested in improving my own teaching and learning new things. When I’m not working I like reading, watching TV-series and just be with my family and friends.

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Herman Nohl Schule, Germany

Me Cathrin Zahavi:I have been working as a teacher for quite a while and enjoying it a lot. I have had the chance to meet and teach a wide range of students who had very different intentions when learning. Some wanted to graduate, some did that just for fun. I have taught younger and older kids as well as youngsters, children playing truant and elderly blind and visually impaired people. A few months ago I started teaching future teachers and trying to pass all my knowledge and inspiration on to them. What I like best about teaching that you learn all the time. hermannohlschule

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 Bonfanti Elisabetta Bonfanti comes originally from La Spezia, Italy. Her passion for German language and culture led her to move to Germany twenty-four years ago (Freiburg, Dresden and then nine years ago to Berlin). She also lived in Paris for three years. She has been teaching Italian and German (as second languages) in adult education as well as in primary education. Since 2014 she has been teaching refugee children. She has been a part of the Teaching for Tomorrow project since April 2016 hermannohlschule

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Lisa Paul: I amm a teacher at the Herman-Nohl-Schule, Berlin. After studying Industrial Design in northern Italy and working in that field for a couple of years, I decided to use everything I had learned in a completely different area, and follow two of my other passions: languages and teaching. I love working with children and teenagers, so I studied English and Italian in Munich and had my first work experiences in secondary schools in Munich and a sixth form college in Winchester, where I was an assistant teacher. In my free time I love to read, listen to music, spend time in the nature or travel the world. hermannohlschule

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IMG_4465 (1) Verena Herz: Born on a small farm in the German Alps, I had the perfect Heidi childhood and as soon as my parents allowed it, I started to discover the world. This led me to live in places such as London, Texas or Israel and to travel the Far East. I soon discovered that I want to work with children and I became a teacher in Berlin.I have been a teacher now for 10 years and only took a long break for my lovely twin girls. If I am not teaching or spending time with my own children, I love to do Yoga, read or enjoy exciting Berlin. hermannohlschule

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Vändra Gümnaasium, Estonia

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Katrin Palu: I work at Vändra Gümnasium as a teacher of foreign languages. My main subject is German and I also give some lessons in English. I also have experience of teaching Estonian as a foreign language. During all my professional career I have been engaged as a class teacher. I am interested in giving my students different possibilities for developing and practising the language. So I and my students have taken part in international projects and student camps as well as in several study tours. In my free time I like to walk in nature. I am also keen on the theatre.

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 Rangel_Himmaste Rangel Himmaste: I am a teacher in Vända Gümnasium and I teach maths and physics for the 5th, 7th and 9th year students. This is my second year as a teacher in Vändra and I really enjoy my work. There is still so much to learn and all those daily challenges make me very happy. I have studied maths and physics in Tallinn University and now I’m a student again and this time I’m studying maths in Tartu University. I like our project and all those people who are involved. All those great new ideas to integrate in our school will benefit all of us, especially our students. I do love maths and I spend a lot of time with it and if I have some spare free time I read, program and fix computers and mobile phones. vandra gumnaasium

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Ülle Tomingas: I was born in Vändra, went to school in Pärnu and graduated from university in Tallinn. I have been teaching English in Vändra Gümnasium for 34 years. I have also taught German in basic school and have been a class teacher for 4 classes. During my extensive teaching career I have participated in a lot of training and have worked on several international projects in cooperation with schools in England, Sweden, Spain, Germany and Finland, which have been a great experience as well as a challenge to me. I am happy to contribute to this project as much as I can and hope to bring my teaching and learning process to a higher level.

As for my hobbies, I like singing and sing in a local choir myself. I am also a football fan and like to participate in sports myself, having done aerobics and swimming for many years.

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Mari-Liis Mari-Liis Jaanson: I work at Vändra Gümnaasium, teaching history, Estonian and physical education. I graduated from university 2015 and now it is my second year as a teacher. I love my work, I think there is no better job than this – never bored, surprises and happy children, who look up to me. I am trying to use lots of games, teamwork and watch videos and movies to make learning interesting. But at the same time I ask my students to be disciplined. In my free time i play football in our local football club, read books and spend time with my friends.

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