First: Who is Juan Domingo Farnós Miró?
Juan Domingo Farnós Miró works as teacher for special needs students using ICT at a school in Santa Barbara, Spain. He also works as an online tutor for “Generalitat de Cataluña” using e-learning and Web 2.0 for training teachers from primary, high school and higher education.
He has got a fantastic blog called “juandon.Innovación y conocimiento” (juandon.Innovation and knowledge). It'd be great if you have a peek at it!
Now with the Interview:
|1) If your students were to label you with 3 adjectives, what might they be?|
|Guru, innovator and creative...That's the way my students actually call me online and offline.|
|2) What would we find in your refrigerator right now?|
|Seasonal fruits and fresh non-alcoholic beverages|
|3) If you weren’t a teacher, what might your profession be?|
|I reckon I'd have been a writer. My family always wanted me to be an architect, though.|
|4) What do you find most difficult about the teaching profession, or What has been your most difficult class as a teacher?|
|One of the most difficult things to do for any teacher and myself is to put oneself in the students' shoes. You should be able to understand what they want. A teacher should know what a student really needs. Knowing how to provide help and make their learning an easy ride is a must. |
I have been working as a teacher and principal for a long time in educational institutions and organizations of all sorts. However, working as a principal has taken up most of my time at the expense of doing what I passionately love the most: being part of my students' learning process. You might be wondering why I didn't say "teaching". Because I do believe I have never taught anything to anybody. I have always encouraged my students to learn by doing. This doesn't mean I haven't worked as much as any other teacher, you know, providing materials, scenarios, orientation to make their learning easy.
|5) What was the last book/movie you read/saw, and what have you seen/read way too many times?|
|I have read so many books. I reckon I have read entire libraries since I have worked helping in several of them. I have even offered support in the digitalization of libraries in some cities in Spain. |
The last book I read...Well, I never read a book a bit at a time; I read several...I am currently reading the Koran for the fifth time. This time I am reading this book in French...
Now...Films...Mmm....It has been a long time since the last time I went to the cinema...I am not a moviegoer. I love futuristic and action films, though.