Hailing from Manchester, Ruth Bennett has been part of our team for five years though she became a fundamental piece from the first day she arrived thanks to her involvement, professionalism, and experience, after 25 years in the education sector. Currently, she works as ELA coordinator and Homeroom teacher, being of great help to the entire Gresol International-American School family. We leave you now with a short interview so that you can learn a little more about her.
Why did you want to be a teacher?
I always wanted to be a teacher and I used to gather all the neighbourhood kids and make them play school with me
As an Elementary Teacher, what is the indispensable key to educate at these ages?
Giving children confidence in themselves as well as a sense of responsibility about their own learning. At the same time, never forget that childhood is a unique time in everybody’s life and it should be filled with joy and wonder.
At Gresol, you are the ELA Coordinator. What can you tell us about this role?
I am trying to help and inspire the other teachers in their planning, teaching and assessment of all the areas of ELA- speaking and listening, reading and writing.
What would you highlight about the education given at Gresol?
Gresol is a friendly school with a family atmosphere which really helps children feel confident that they are known and loved. I love working with the support of a specialist team where everyone has their own strengths whether it be music, sport, languages, Science or Math.
Is there any quote about education that motivated you to be a teacher?
I went to Charlotte Mason, named after the famous educator and reformer. She said: “Our aim in education is to give a full life. We owe it to them to initiate an immense number of interests. Life should be all living, and not merely a tedious passing of time; not all doing or all feeling or all thinking – the strain would be too great – but, all living; that is to say, we should be in touch wherever we go, whatever we hear, whatever we see, with some manner of vital interest.”