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Justyna Szymańska-Blackler

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 🙂

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Eliza Straczycka
Co-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!

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Gordon Blackler
Creative, 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).

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