Lina Marcela Gómez Quintero wears many hats as a teacherpreneur in Colombia. Find out why she believes that empathy and assertive communication have helped her become a successful teacherpreneur. Also, learn how her projects are positively changing the educational landscape in her country.
1. Can you tell us where you teach and how long have you been teaching?
Currently, I teach English at Colegio de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, in Medellín (Colombia), where I also am Homeroom Teacher for the Ninth grade. I have been teaching here since September 2017, but my teaching experience started more than 10 years ago. In addition, I am STEAM teacher, coach, and consultant.
2. Can you describe a typical day?
A typical day starts at 6:00 am. After saying hello to my colleagues and students walking through the corridors, I meet Jorge Hugo, my workmate (here, English teachers work in pairs: one teacher is with Basic Level students and the...