Category Archives: Argentina

“We must teach competencies rather than content. Students must learn how to solve problems and face new situations.” – María Florencia Conforti, Argentina

María Florencia Conforti
English Teacher
Belgrano Day School
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) María Conforti may teach English literature and grammar, but she’s just as interested in helping her students learn how to think. And when she taught the novel Pax last year to her fourth grade students, she put that approach to the test.

“After reading the novel, I asked my students to make an object that might be useful for any of the characters in the story,” Conforti explains.… Visit the author's original post

“I think we teachers must start making things change in our classrooms. And this desire and enthusiasm to enhance our students’ learning processes must be contagious.” – Melina Ignazzi, Argentina

Melina Ignazzi knows how to overcome obstacles – after all, she’s a technology teacher in a classroom without Internet access. She knows how to #HacktheClassroom, and was even a winner in our recent Class Hacks Challenge. But Ignazzi’s enthusiasm for both teaching and learning, along with her commitment to making a difference for her students, set her apart.

“The moment I feel proudest to be an educator is every single time my students tell me that I am the best EFL teacher they have ever had,” Ignazzi tells us.… Visit the author's original post

“My biggest hope is to make learning so powerful and memorable, that students can look for solutions to real problems.” – Jennifer Verschoor, Argentina

Have you ever tried to have a conversation in a language that you were just learning (or didn’t know at all), with someone who also didn’t know the language? If so, it was most likely a little awkward, probably scary, and you may not have done much talking at all.This is the exact scenario that educator Jennifer Verschoor set up for her English students. Verschoor and Brazilian educator Ana María Menezes paired up students from their respective classrooms with the goal of speaking together in English (rather than their native Spanish and Portuguese).… Visit the author's original post