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Teacher Talk: Ask a teacher a question


Yalla turns the tables on teachers and instead of them asking us all the questions, we decide to ask our own instead. 

International Teacher’s Day has well and truly passed but teachers are precious people who we need to honour any day of the year, like today, for example.  And during these trying times, Team Yalla thinks we need to show teachers everywhere our appreciation and support for all that extra input into all that changes that have taken place, and the sudden delivery of online lessons. We take our hats off to you all!

So, we’ve gone back to school (kind of) and every week will put a question to some of Abu Dhabi’s finest educators.

So for our first in this new weekly series, we head to class in Yas to meet Loandri Blignaut, a seasoned teacher of 13 years who is a Grade 3 Classroom Teacher in the Elementary School at West Yas Academy.

Q. If you were to be given a superlative when you were in school, what would it have been?

Superlative: most diligent. As a student, I was never satisfied with simply completing my work; I had to go the extra mile! I was the student arriving early for class or staying late to complete extra work. I have a very creative flair so I would use this in my work always, by adding artwork to my homework or thinking “outside of the box”. I still have this trait and use it in my teaching every single day! My classroom is known for the amount of detail in the decoration and with the shift to online learning, this has transcended into my videos and PowerPoints for my students. As a student, I loved learning and as a teacher I want my students to feel the same way!

For more information, visit: West Yas Academy

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