Things they don’t teach you in school?

I have no special talent. I’m just passionately curious. Albert Einstein As soon as we entered the class, Oscar took off his jacket. He was soaked from head to toe. Like every day, he had arrived at the university an hour and a half early to take his place in class. It was a cold and rainy Tuesday in November. The university building was closed and he had to wait in the rain for them to open. Fifteen minutes later…

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Hunger games

My grandmother kept a blue tin box of Danish butter cookies in the pantry. It didn’t matter the day, time or time of year. Every time I went to visit her, she would take out a glass plate and the box of cookies. “Eat, child. You’re very skinny,” she told me. As I grew older, I realized that THAT was her way of telling me I LOVE YOU. Food still has the power to substitute words, questions, relationships, and silences.…

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Invent your future

If I remember correctly, childhood consisted of wanting what could not be achieved. (Audur Ava Ólafsdóttir) Physicist Michio Kaku says that we all have a moment of revelation about what we want to do in the future around 10 years. “Some Christmases they give us a microscope, a book about the cosmos, a box of watercolours, a computer, or we see something in a movie that moves us to the point of wanting to dedicate our lives to it.” In…

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Relearning to be happy

Julia has grown up in a family where happiness has to be earned with effort. And love too. In which you have to follow a path that society, the system or people who have even died have already established, and that in most cases have different values from Julia’s. She has learned that she has to be a good girl, sit in school like everyone else, without standing out too much. Her environment has instilled in her that she must…

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Maria – EP 4th and 5th years

I am very excited to be part of the great Arimunani family this coming year and while the moment arrives, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Maria and my passions are: my large family, working with children, traveling, art, geography and history, reading, music, the sea and the mountains. I like to work with my hands either with pencil and paper, clay and water, wood and sandpaper … enjoying every step of the process. I have worked…

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Antonia – EP 3rd year

My name is Antonia. I am a Primary School Teacher specialized in Music and English. I have also been teaching Science for a good number of years. I am married to the love of my life, with whom I have two human children and a bunch of furry ones. I love working with kids and I have been involved in education since I was 16 years old, working in informal education. Later I became a teacher. Before becoming part of…

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Sara – EP 1st and 2nd year

My name is Sara Vera. I am a psychologist and recently arrived from the United States, where I worked in a school for 5 years as a support teacher in the Special Education department. The experience was incredible and I loved my job, because there I discovered my passion for working with children in the field of education. Once back in Mallorca, my homeland, I dreamed of finding a school where I could give continuity to this experience and my…

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Kike – EP 1st year

At the end of my last school year I had no idea of what I wanted to do. I had to make a very important decision and in 18 years they had hardly allowed me to decide something at my school. I studied Audiovisual and Electronic Sciences, which allowed me to decide something at my school. I studied Audiovisual and Electronic Sciences, which allowed me to work in very diverse and interesting areas. After studying a Diploma in Modern Music,…

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Kirsty – EI 5 years old

I’m Kirsty, I’m from Yorkshire in England but have been happy to call Mallorca home since 2005. I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1996, and started working in Dublin in a centre for children with disabilities. After several years in Mallorca teaching English to all ages, I finally found a home in Arimunani where I can combine my love of teaching English with helping children with all areas of their development, whether that be emotional, physical or language related.…

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Veronica – EI 4 years and EP 2nd year

My name is Veronica which means “True Image“. Dreamy, cheerful, energetic and curious, I enjoy practicing sports, collecting laughs and devouring books. Whenever I have the chance, I pack my suitcase and i through myself to discover new worlds. I love the sea, music, fantasy and the company of cats. I love sunny days, black and white photos, words, sincere looks, to reach my goals and to share my joys. Being a teacher means much more to me than developing…

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