“As I reflected upon this, I realized that this, more than the ‘scientifically based research’ and the ‘education articles,’ the list of our famous graduates proves that Montessori Education does exactly what it sets out to do, it doesn’t force children into a mold, it doesn’t work just for one type of child, instead, when done correctly, Montessori Education helps each child reach their full potential, whether that potential is in art, science, literature, computers, music, performance …”
Bilingual education facilitates connections beyond the confines of a classroom.
Teresa Chávez has been a teacher for almost 20 years, and is currently the lead teacher for Little Canada Elementary’s Dual Language Immersion program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I spoke to Chávez about the implementation of the Spanish-language program and how bilingual education facilitates connections beyond the confines of a classroom.***
A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows:
Valeria Pelet: How did you get into teaching?
Teresa Chávez: My first passion was poetry. When I was in college, I was also working as a teacher, but as a volunteer. After that, since I was trying to improve my Spanish and I was also clinging to the idea of studying the humanities, I decided to move to Costa Rica. I began to teach, and then I taught in Lima, in Peru, and then in Minneapolis. It was quite a long process to discover that I liked the field of teaching and education.
Pelet: Why do you think bilingual education is important?….