Hi, my name is Justyna Szymańska-Blackler and I’m the founder of Languages for the Fidgety.
I have been waiting for several years to find time to start sharing my teaching experience online for all foreign language teachers out there. I have been teaching English and Spanish for over 20 years, the last 9 years I have focused on young learners (ages 18 months to 12 years). I run a team of 20+ teachers and every month we prepare new material for our students, taking advantage of the creative potential of the whole team. And boy we have potential!
I hope you find the materials included here helpful and above all inspiring to become a more involved teacher. A passionate and well prepared teacher makes all the difference 🙂
Eliza StraczyckaCo-founder, Artist
Hi, my name is Eliza Straczycka, I have been teaching English for 15 years. Given my educational background as an illustrator (I’ve got an MBA in Arts) and my knowledge of teaching methodology I decided to take upon myself overseeing this project. Justyna and I will entwine our talents and skills - our strenghts - to promote the Languages for the Fidgety teaching method. All the materials have been designed by me especially for our fidgety teachers/students and have already been tried and tested. We intend to share them in the name of better teaching 🙂 Enjoy!
Gordon BlacklerCreative, Teacher, Web Guru 😉
Musician all my life. Teacher over 20 years. Graphic & Web designer over 15 years. Published photographer over 10 years.
So, I create all kinds of content for Languages for the Fidget and generally try to make sure the website doesn't explode.
Maybe through an interesting article, a song or something visual, my hope is that you'll find a something here that helps and encourages you and your fidgety kids to learn a foreign language (or two).