Meet Our Teacher: Natia Khazaradze
In our fifth issue of "Meet The FIS Team", it is time to get to know our amazing teacher - Natia Khazaradze. Natia has several years of working and teaching experience. She has been teaching English for years as an FCE and CELTA certified teacher. She also teaches Georgian at the Peace Corps. This week, we sat down with Natia to talk about her teaching methods and thoughts about the Finnish International School - Georgia.
What makes the FIS teacher different?
Teachers in FIS are real professionals, caring, extremely motivated and enthusiastic. FIS teachers shape the lives of young and curious children. Teachers in FIS are very resourceful with their teaching styles. They are deeply aware of the fact that not every child learns the same way, nor are they interested in the same things. Overall, critical thinking and creativity are all the characteristic traits that make FIS Teachers different.
What methods do you use to teach?
Several years of teaching experience have taught me that research-based teaching techniques and an individual approach to the student are the perfect combinations to make the best out of your teaching experience. I like classrooms where many learning activities are available for students. At FIS, we have integrated classes that are very effective to develop children’s not only social skills but multitasking, critical-thinking skills and what is more, it encourages academic confidence.
What does FIS most help their students with?
Teachers in FIS set high standards and give constant feedback on the students’ development. We plan the learning environment consciously, which also includes parents involvement in their children’s learning process. Our students are taught to think broadly and be creative. The classes are full of interaction where students can learn about the subject matter by adapting it to their lives.
At FIS we are all like a family. FIS system is based on a solid foundation of equality. Teachers in FIS build diversity in the classrooms, are adapted to the latest technologies and are open to innovation. FIS is a school with high educational standards.