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Teacher of the Day

Name: Grazzia Mendoza

School: Zamorano University

Subject: EFL/ESL and Content Courses

State: Honduras

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

Be patient with yourself andn try to keep your eyes and ears open to learn as much as possible from your peers, but mostly from your students.

What’s the nicest thing a student or colleague has ever done to help you?

Many of my colleagues and students have helped me. The biggest help I got was from colleagues who taught all the secrets of planning. My students at Zamorano have taught me ways in which I can teach them English by addressing thier interests in order to make learning more enjoyable.

If you weren't a teacher, what would you be doing?

I would be a doctor. I still think about it and think that it is possible to do both.

What TV show are you most embarrassed about loving?


What is the most challenging part of teaching?

Working with colleagues who are set in their ways and do not want to change for the better.

My best day in the classroom was when…

I found my students enjoyed my teaching and wanted to continue with me for the next level.

Something that always give me a good belly laugh is...

A joke made by one of  my students in the classroom.

What’s your secret snack indulgence?


What is the last (non-academic) book you've read?

11 Minutes, by Paulo Coello

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