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Teacher of the Day

Name:  Andrea Scabbia

School: Collegio Astori

Subject: English / Phys. Ed.

State:  Italy

What or who inspired you to become a teacher?

My grandma and a lot of my teachers during my student years. My grandma became an elementary teacher when she was 19, during the second world war in Italy. She went to poor mountain schools to teach 40/50 pupils per class. Amazing. Some of my teachers were really incredible too. I remember my French teacher when I was in middle school. She really made us love French.

How are things different for you now, compared to when you first started teaching?

I think now I have more respect about the value of a child. Teaching is not only about knowledge, but it's about 100% of a human person. And I have more interest in team working with the other teachers.

What advice would you give to a new or struggling teacher?

Our best ideas come from the others...never give up.

My best day in the classroom was when…

I started my first lesson: meeting my pupils was unforgettable.

The best compliment I ever received was...

“...please, stay in our school forever!”

What's your favorite part of the school year?

Spring, because it's the time you can better see children's improvements.

What is your one must-have item for the classroom?

My clock and my little soccer ball for warm-up.

What do you eat for breakfast on school days?

Milk and biscuits and honey.

What movie or TV show do you secretly love?

i am sam


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