Teacher makes use of literature to communicate with students
Teacher Dinalva (bottom right corner) and students - this photo was provided by the team and their mentor and edited to the format in display
Looking at each other in order to contribute to social well-being. This is the proposal of the Science Days Challenge, which encourages students to think of creative ideas to solve problems in their community. Among the 198 teachers on board the project, student Joaquim Santana believes that teacher Dinalva Nolacio is the best. “She is a dedicated and considered person, who cares about her students!”, he said. Poetry as a universal language. To raise the children´s parent´s awareness of the importance of healthy eating and physical exercise to combat childhood obesity, advisor Dinalva and the Young Apprentice 1 and 2 teams came together to produce two poems.
Inspired by the text by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, ‘E agora, José?” (What now, José?), the students analyzed social issues that intrigues them in order to find an answer to the problems that surround them. This way, the poems they produced are complementary: while one presents the problem of obesity, the other brings solutions to the same issue. The pedagogue affirmed that “If it reaches one person, and the message is valid, it is worth it. A life is being reached”.
The mentor seeks to show her students that they are protagonists of their own story. She proudly pointed out that “they have already gained the experience of contributing with other people, of working as a team to transmit clear and objective communication to the whole world”. The teacher also added that she is grateful to be able to participate in this project with her class: “for me, this profession is priceless, it only has value”.