Let me introduce you to Ana Nobre, a Brazilian-American whose activities go beyond the traditional realm of education. With her vibrant spirit and love of children, Ana takes on the role of educator in her Montessori school, not only passing on her knowledge but also weaving the artistic philosophy of Montessori into her own educational curriculum. Yes.
As a dedicated Montessori educator, she recognizes how important it is to nurture her love of learning from an early age.
During our conversation, I discovered the heart of Ana's educational approach: her unwavering love for children. Her classes are more than just classes. It is a space where curiosity is sparked and creativity is fostered.
Ana's love for children transcends the traditional confines of the classroom. She not only passes on her technical skills through her own art classes, but also instills in her a deep appreciation for the beauty of self-expression.
In her interview, Ana's recognition of the importance of education is her understanding that education is not just about facts and figures. It is a holistic experience that shapes the child's essence.
As you explore the world of Ana Nobre, we hope you find her story an inspiration. She will be helpful to educators who, like her, see teaching as an art form. Above all, it reminds us that education is not just a job, but a canvas on which to paint the future.
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Portraiture Research : Ana Nobre
1. Please briefly describe your career as a teacher.
I’m Brazilian, so did my education in Brazil! I have my bachelor in Education in the Pontificia Univerdade Catholica in Sao Paulo- Brazil. I taught toddler’s and kindergarten for 12 years in Brazil and in US I’m teaching toddler’s at Montessori school.
2. What training did you have and what path did you follow to do?
I did many trainings about early childhood in US and in Brazil. And I want to do a Montessori training in US.
3. If you were to become a student again, what additional things would you like to learn to develop your skills and career in your field?
I think If you had time I spend more time studying special needs education.
4. How important is art in your work?
Art is very important for me and for my students because they can express their feelings and emotions in their art projects.
5. How do you deal with students who are bored or lack interest?
I love work and interact with my students, this is the best part of my job. If they are bored we always try to every week introduce more materials and strategies of learning.
6. Maxine Greene said, “Part of teaching is helping people create themselves.” How do you support students to be self-directed and creative?
I my job we use art to express emotions and we let them create what they want, they can use different types of materials and it’s beautiful to see the results.
7. Tell us about your work style. Do you prefer working alone? Or do you often interact with other teachers or organizations? Do you have your own unique work style?
We usually work together with other teachers and I love to learn from them. But I keep my individuality.
8. Do you think your philosophy of art education is influenced by those around you (colleagues, family, friends, mentor etc.)? If you received it, please explain what it is.
I think my art background influence my career and my life. I love to see the beauty e for sure I influence my colleagues about this.
9. Are you satisfied with your teaching job? Where do you get your ideas for teaching?
As I said, I love teaching kids, this is my passion and motivation. I get ideas on books, internet and talking with other teachers.
10. Please briefly tell us about your educational philosophy.
My philosophy is Montessori. Love this quote because represents my feelings about art. “Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else”
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