Celebrating our Wonderful Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

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One of the elements of La Scuola International School we are most proud of and thrilled to share about is our community of teachers! Being a school that values lifelong learning, all our teachers are enthusiastic, fun, vibrant and inspiring to the students and their fellow faculty.

We wanted to be sure there was a place on our blog highlighting them this week during teacher appreciation week with some of the latest acknowledgements & fun happenings with some of our amazing teachers!

News and Updates on what some of our teachers have been up to!

In April La Scuola’s Italian Teachers were recognized by the Italian Consul General at the Annual Italian Teachers meeting at the Italian Institute of Culture! We were all reminded that Italian is now the fourth most studied language in the world! So grateful we are able to share this language through our Italian Immersion Curriculum.

Professional Development is a core value at La Scuola and students directly benefit from teachers’ continuous learning and inspiration. Another group of teachers were sent during Spring Break to Emilia-Romagna to the home or the Reggio Emilia Approach at the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre. Here they participated in workshops, seminars and group activities that offered all of them deeper looks into the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning which is the heart of our school here at La Scuola!

Buon Viaggio Silvia, Eleonora, Roberta & Tim!

“Passion and inspiration are the two words that pop up in my head when I think about Reggio Emilia. You can almost touch the ideas that every single teacher and atelierista and pedagogista have shared with us. They were explaining some of the projects with the children and showing us their work with such a passion that it was impossible to not feel motivated and impatient to go back to school and put into practice what we have learned.

Also, what struck me in a particular way was the TIME given to the children to explore, to learn following their rhythms and interests, the time to get to know (a deep knowledge) every material and really explore every feature through the 100 languages.”

                                              – Roberta Head Teacher & PreK Extended Care Coordinator

Here in the States, teachers have been out “in the field” quite a bit with lots of field trips and outings as well! Our grade 4-5 teachers Michael-James & Melina are recently back from a camping trip with their students to the nearby Redwoods. While two of our Middle School teachers, Matt and Douglas brought their classes out to a ropes course for a day of team building!

Melina & Michael-James with grade 4-5 in the Redwoods!
Middle Schoolers out on the ropes!

To all our teachers who endeavor everyday to reach new ground and new discoveries with our children both inside the classroom and beyond, GRAZIE DI CUORE!!!

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