Ioana Slav

Teacher of Romanian Language and Literature
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Having the opportunity to shape souls and destinies seems to be the most beautiful profession in the Universe. Having the good fortune to teach generations of students, to help them evolve and discover themselves sounds ideal. But it is not just a beautiful dream, it is the job of a teacher, a job that I embraced out of deep love for children. I feel lucky because I have come to call myself a teacher and I am proud of this achievement.

In 2016 I graduated from the National College “Ion Maiorescu” in Giurgiu, intensive Philology-English section and I entered the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest (Romanian-English specialisation). The time spent among books, the passion for reading, criticism and literature laid the foundations of the desire to become a Teacher of Romanian Language and Literature. In 2019 I became a graduate in Philology and a Master’s student at the Master’s Degree in “Didactics of Philological Disciplines” within the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest. Also in 2019, I completed the courses of the Psychopedagogical Module within the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Bucharest, Level I and I received the certification to teach Romanian Language and Literature in secondary education. After enrolling in the Master’s Degree, I also enrolled in the courses of the second level of the Psychopedagogical Module. Currently, I am one year away from the end of my Master’s Degree programme and from obtaining the qualification to teach in high school.

From 2019 I am living the emotion and the joy of being a teacher. Last summer I joined the Avenor family, as a Teaching Assistant working with Pregătitoare children. Innocence, joy, beautiful moments spent with my students made me even more grateful for the opportunity to be a teacher.

The year 2020 came with a new challenge and at the same time with the fulfillment of my true goal, that of becoming a Teacher of Romanian Language and Literature. Starting this autumn, I will join the Romanian Language Department and work with middle school students. I have experience with grades 5-8 due to the pedagogical practice I had the opportunity to do during college.

I am still at the beginning of my journey, but I consider that the passion for grammar and literature, the passion for correct and academic writing, the desire to pass on my knowledge to the new generations are some of the features that will guarantee my success. Being still a master’s student, I have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field of didactics different strategies to facilitate the learning-teaching process.

The current generation of students is a group of souls who seek to discover, to know, to research. As a teacher, it is important to be aware of the needs of your students and to model yourself according to those needs. For me, the core of the learning-teaching process is the student. Therefore, I want to apply modern theories of learning, discovery learning and all the strategies learned during the courses I participated in as a student and master student.

This year is a new beginning for me and I want it to be one full of joy, fulfillment, a year in which to create strong connections with my students and encourage them to have the strength to follow their own voices. I look forward to writing on the white pages of this chapter together and bringing an unforgettable story to life.