Joel · DNS 2018
Hola guapas y guapos! My name’s Joel and I come from Spain. I am very glad to share my daily life with the 2018 team family!
Before joining DNS programme, I spent some years of my life studying Teaching Education in college. After finishing my bachelor, I felt like I had a lot of skills missing. I didn’t want to be part of the predominantly stylish school system in Spain. After some time, I tried to forget about it and I started travelling as much as possible while working.
At some point in my life, I realised I was stuck so I felt the need to change my lifestyle. I was looking for something different and challenging. Suddenly I found this programme which could potentially give me a different perspective on education as a student and as a teacher.
Furthermore, I found very interesting to have the chance of living in a vibrant community like this. As you can imagine I love traveling and this programme gives us the chance to do it in a really authentic way.
If you never jump into the pool you will never learn to swim! So here I am trying a new experience and learning as much as possible from myself and all the people I am meeting through this path we build day by day.
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To choose the path of teaching took me some time, I must say. It started on my very first 1st of September, this is the day when the school year starts in Lithuania. I simply loved it. And I am not talking about the lessons and tests, but about all the kinds of people I got to interact with and about the learning process that was happening there, somehow in between lessons most of the time. Though I was in love with the school and Summer holidays always seemed too long of a break, I never thought I will become a teacher. It is now, when I reflect, I see lots of sense in my actions and choices that led me to choose this profession.
I like to find the beauty in what is around me, sometimes it only comes when I have my camera in hand, walking through city streets, noticing the glimmers of light shining through gaps between buildings or they way it gracefully dances along the clouds shortly before sunset.
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