Nataliia Holodniuk

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Location: Smila, Cherkasy region

School: Secondary school № 3 of grades I-III 

Subject: English language


Superpower: She survived the first year of her married life with school and did not divorce! Nataliia never planned to be a teacher, but now she can’t imagine her life without her favorite job. The class for the finalist is a place for creative implementation of the baggage of teaching methods gained during the years of cooperation with the British Council.

21st Century Teacher: Who are they in a nutshell? 

Motivated. Nataliia is convinced that a teacher cannot interest students if he/she is not passionate about his/her own business. Pupils of the finalist take part in Euroclubs, international projects and online competitions. Also, in her opinion, the teacher-innovator does not focus the learning process on himself/herself, but acts as a kind of organizer that stimulates interaction between students.

What skills do Alpha generation students need? 

Critical thinking, tolerance for people around and the ability to learn throughout life. To instill these skills in students, Nataliia involves them in projects from the British Council and eTwinning.

Professional dreams: Contribute to the teaching of English at the national level. To do this, Nataliia is disseminating her own knowledge among Ukrainian teachers, in particular through the British Councils’ project “English Teachers — Agents of Change”.

Source of inspiration: Embraces of favorite students and daughter Polina, who allows her to look at the world through the eyes of a child.