Your knowledge depends on…friends, family, teachers?

They say you learn by your mistakes which is true but you can also learn some amazing things from, not only your super teacher but your peers too.

We have a saying in our house, ‘never order the ham’, why? Well, when we have been out for tapas, for some reason we have been persuaded to order a plate of ham, delicious of course, however, only when we’ve received the bill, did we realise it was the most expensive dish on the menu!!! 🤪

As you know (I hope😊) I’ve travelled a lot and lived in a lot of different countries, each one has a different challenge, so I’ve learnt to ‘go with the flow’, otherwise you will be constantly trying to make changes that are, quite simply, not possible.

My parents, both amazing people, have taught me many things, my dad taught me how to drive, it was stressful, for him, not me, but he has the patience of an angel.  He also taught me to love reading, I love a good book and I thank him for that, I have a head full of useful vocabulary. My mother is the best cook and baker I’ve ever known, she’s a domestic goddess and taught me to cook, bake and sew, these are skills that are sadly no longer taught and I thank her for giving me these talents. 🙏🏻

At NikaTeacher, we are always learning from each other, I rely on my girls to teach me complicated Spanish in Las Palmas and they rely on me when they come across any abstract English words or phrases.  Nika is constantly guiding us when we hit a brick wall, I’m sure we are all so grateful for each other’s different skills.

In classes, not only are we learning languages, but we can learn some interesting general knowledge.  We have the most amazing, interesting students, and have had some fascinating, thought provoking conversations, learning wonderful new things from each other. ❤️

My best friends live in the UK, I really miss them but we always keep in touch by whatsapp or social media, however, when I go back to the UK for one of my biannual visits, we’ve all learnt that absence makes the heart grow fonder and laugher is the best medicine.  We get together, we gossip, we catch up and boy do we laugh, I love them so much.

My boyfriend is one of the cleverest people I know, he has a mind full of information, he’s incredibly patient, and he taught me a very valuable lesson, it’s OK to ask, you are not stupid you just know different things.  For a long time I felt a little bit silly asking questions, but he doesn’t mock me, doesn’t roll his eyes when I ask a question, he explains in a way I will understand and remember, I guess that’s the teacher in him.  Amazing.🙌🏻

Have you learnt a valuable lesson from friends, family or colleagues? Let us know, we are constantly learning and would love to hear you experiences.

Louise 🙂

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