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Distributed by: The Teacher ul. Białobrzeska 15/21 02-370 Warszawa, Poland  +48 (22) 425 19 44  +48 (22) 213 84 40  offic e@teacher.pl Editor-in-Chief: Patryk Blacha +48 510 400 000  patryk@teacher.pl Advertising Sales Manager: StanisławWanatowicz +48 510 400 000  reklama@teacher.pl Design: The Teacher DTP Studio  dt p@teacher.pl Author pictures and the cover: J. Filipczak Copy Editor: Malwina Wiśniewska teacher.pl Site Manager: StanisławWanatowicz  +48 (22) 425 19 44 +48 510 400 000  s.wanatowicz@teacher.pl Retail Sales & Subscription: +48 510 400 000  +48 (22) 425 19 44  +48 (22) 213 84 40  subscriptio n@teacher.pl  prenumerata@teacher.pl Printed by: All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction, in any manner, is prohibited. The reproduction, duplication, distribution, publication, modification, copying of material is strictly prohibited unless you have obtained the prior written consent of the publisher. However, the publisher grants permission for the photocopying of those pages marked“photocopiable” (look for the photocopier symbol: ). The opinions expressed, whether by paid advertisement or editorial content, do not necessarily reflect the views of this magazine. We reserve the right to accept or refuse submissions and edit for content and length. All photographic images are property of dreamstime.com unless otherwise noted. Published by: Fundacja REJ ul. Białobrzeska 15/21 02-370 Warszawa, Poland +48 510 400 000  offic e@f rej.org.pl We are always open to new authors and interesting ideas. If reading The Teacher has inspired you to contribute an article of your own to the magazine, please send it to the editor:  editor@teacher.pl European Language Label J A N U A R Y Awarded: We support: Add some passion to your teaching The Teacher  1 (155) 2018 cmyk 48, 9, 13, 0 rgb 129, 191, 210 hex 81BFD2 Pantone SolidCoated 550C cmyk 22, 0, 10, 0 rgb 209, 221, 38 hexD1DD26 Pantone SolidUncoated 396U cmyk 59, 0, 100, 0 rgb 116, 191, 67 hex 74BF43 Pantone SolidCoated 360C cmyk 0, 0, 0, 100 rgb 34, 34, 35 hex 333333 Pantone SolidCoatedNeutral BlackC Contacts              T eaching any subject is not an easy task. We struggle to meet deadlines, goals, face numerous discipline problems or push aside something, that makes a difference when it comes to teaching- passion. Sharing your passion with others is always a great idea. It is much easier to learn and teach when we spread excitement all over the place  When we feel passionate about something, it may ignite a similar feeling in our students. Even a difficult topic can become enjoyable and boost learning process. Taking into consideration that the curriculum is often pretty strict, it is rather difficult to devote whole lessons to students’ interests. Still, I strongly believe, that students should be given a chance to express their passions. Not every lesson we prepare or course book we use go together with what our pupils are keen on and it is pretty standard and clear that a variety of materials has to be covered, but at the same time, I am positive that each teacher should make some adjustments to make it more approachable and student friendly. We do not need to use the same book all over again, there are so many resources available and we can quite easily jump from one to another to make our teaching fresh and fun, whenever possible. There are many activities in which we can learn more about our pupils and their passions. They can simply talk or write about them, prepare a presentation or answer some passion- related answers. It may sound like a lot of work but once we get to know everybody better, it will be much easier for us to choose interesting and student- oriented materials. Sometimes it is a great idea to help our students find others who share similar passions. If we work with large groups, students can prepare some projects themselves based on their interests. This will allow shy individuals to become more confident as they are not being exposed. I strongly believe it is very important to implement students’ passions and interests into lessons. It makes them feel that their needs are being met and passions developed. It is crucial to understand that each student is different and even though it is impossible to please everyone, we may still try make our lessons as passionate as possible. Patryk Blacha Editor-in-Chief https://www.facebook.com/TheTeacherMagazine