Exclusive Interview with Viviane Bonfim
Hi Viviane! Great to talk to you!
You are from Brazil right?! Where all have you taught since you became a teacher?
Yes, I am Brazilian, born and raised. I have taught in Portugal, Brazil, and the United States.
What are some of the differences you have noticed in teaching in different countries?
I have noticed that different backgrounds and cultures impact education. Also, different countries have different approaches to teaching and learning. Views on the curriculum and how it should be taught, I believe, are the major differences I have noticed in different places I have taught.
You are currently based out of NYC. How has that experience been?
Living in NY has been great. This is my favorite place in the world. NY is a multi-cultured city and that fascinates me.
Do you have advice for people who are about to start teaching?
Being a teacher is about being flexible. There are moments when you will feel like giving up, but remember that your students will look up to you and see you as a role model.
What would you say is your favorite thing about what you do?
I love the connection I build with my students. When your students feel safe and that you care about them, they will definitely learn from you.
Thank you for your time today!
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