Education As a Happy Place – An Interview with Priscila Mateini (@Priscilamateini)

Priscila Mateini
Priscila Mateini

I am delighted to present you with one of my eduheroes, Priscila Mateini from Brazil. Priscila is a teacher, a super-mom and a great person I have connected to on social media and I am very happy to learn from and with her. This interview really touched my heart, because in Priscila’s words you can see the enthusiasm and love for what she does, exactly the same way one sees them in her words when she writes on Facebook or Twitter.

She uses the word happy numerous times throughout our interview, which is the essence of education and our work as educators, I believe – Priscila is the embodiment of this, and that is why I have decided to give that title to the interview as well; it is all inspired by her!

You can read more about her work on her blog My Reflection on Teaching and Learning.

And here is her interview – obrigada, Priscila!


13 thoughts on “Education As a Happy Place – An Interview with Priscila Mateini (@Priscilamateini)

  1. What a beautiful interview. I love you both! I love your humility despite the amazing work and contributions you both provide to this community. You both represent us women educators with such passion. Thank you!

      1. My pleasure Vicky mou! (Oh and it’s so hard to contain my OCD when I see the typo in my comment! I tried to edit but couldn’t. Hope I can sleep tonight hehe!!) ))

  2. I thank you ever so much Priscila – this interview was superb and I learned so much from you. I also consider myself very fortunate to have connected with such an amazing person and educator like you! I hope to see you too.

  3. My dear Priscila, a comment from an amazing teacher from Italy, Micaela Cangemi – she has allowed me to repost it from Facebook:

    “Not only has Priscila a special “human touch”, but also a warm, bright smile and so much energy! Teaching is not about grading or testing, but it’s all about giving and listening. Dr. Ralph Tyler writes:” Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service and it must be thought of as a mission.” I also like this quote, but I don’t remember the author, Goethe maybe, ” Treat people (I would say students) as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.” Do you agree? Happy teaching dearest Vicky!”

    Thank you so much, Micaela!

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