ADDA PEREZ GÜÇYETMEZ
Hello, I am excited to be spending this sessions with you! This brief introduction will provide you with some information about me, my background, my passion for education, my general philosophy for approaching my role as an educator, and recommendations for being successful in the learning environment. My official name is Adda PEREZ Güçyetmez (yes, my husband is a Turkish citizen), but I invite you to call me Adda. I am Spanish and living in Turkey for the last 15 years. My byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living, I live teaching as my doing, and technology has AMPLIFIED the passion.” I have been an educator for several years. I don’t want to say a decade- makes me feel old:) I have many teaching experiences from Kindergarten through Middle school within face- to-face, blended, and online teaching environments in public, private schools or courses for adults. My values and principles as an educator are: creating learning environments that are engaging, authentic and student-centered.
I approach education as a process of co-creation whereby the educator ad learners work
together to create the learning experience.
I believe in the practice model. I assist learners in developing strategies, skills and
activities that they can use in their own home and work situations.
In this session I will show you how to use games in order to engage all your students and
have production in your own classes. We will play, model, discuss and cooperate because in
this journey we are all educators and learners in the same time.
I want to close my introduction with a quote from the famous educational philosopher,
John Dewey: ‘Education is a process of living and not a preparation for future living’.