Aula Mágica Coordinator Letter, Sololá, Guatemala:
Hello, I’m Astrid. I graduated from school in 2013, and in this year I recieved my title as teacher of interculural children. With God’s blessing Aula Mágica came into my life unexpectedly, without knowing that it would be the new beginning of a beautiful path and, above all, doing what I love most; sharing with kids! I love being a teacher.
With the cirriculum of Aula Mágica, which is very innovative and creative, the doors to learning more are opened to me, and above all the ability to put teaching and learning into practice. During my first three years working as a teacher for Aula Mágica, I was able to get to know the expectations of the program and the obectives and goals to reach, to develop the enthusiam of the kids in their first scholastic year.
Everything was evolving, and I contributed ides for new eucational methods, materials to utilize, and above all a focus on the environment through recycling. The satisfaction remains seeing the kids accomplish their first year of school with honors, and in being a part of the positive changes in each one of the kids.
In the year of 2017, I was surprised and filled with joy to be given a new role as Department Coordinator of Sololá for Aula Mágica, an opportunity that allows me to further share my understanding with more teachers and facilitators, guiding them in what they need and giving them necessary support through direct visits to their classroom and regular phone calls.
As coordinator I have more responsabilities, such as: coordinating tours for our visitors who would like to get to know the program, training parents of the students in different family themes, encouraging them to be teachers at home and helping them to know that they are the first teachers of their children, teaching them how fine and gross motor skills funtion, personal hygiene, healthy eating and other themes. It’s very important that the parents know that they are sufficiently capable of teaching their kids from home both in education and in a good way of healthy living.
During these years I have acquired a lot of knowledge, and its impressive to see that parents of the family can see in their kids the understanding and artistic expression of them. Aula Mágica has allowed me to grow professionally and personally, all of which has motivated me to continue with my studies of pedagogy in the university.
With cordial greetings to all,