Dragana Radoman

Dragana Radoman

English teacher, ELTAM president
  • 14:00-14:45 - Day 2

Nikšić, Montenegro

Marija Bojić

Marija Bojić

English teacher, ELTAM board member, project coordinator
  • 14:00-14:45 - Day 2

Podgorica, Montenegro

Abstract

Being a homeroom teacher is not an easy role – you are always on standby to listen and advise, to moderate and facilitate. Since we live in an era of apps and video games where children spend more and more time indoors and they do not hang out that much, it is our task to learn them some social skills. It is necessary to develop their sense of empathy, their urge to make friends, to keep and nourish those friendships. We are there to help them understand the value of belonging to the community and that we depend on each other.

What is the real power of a homeroom teacher?

Dragana’s biography

Dragana Radoman is an English language teacher in elementary school “Milija Nikcevic” in Niksic and current President of the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro ELTAM. She has been teaching for 16 years. She is a member of the teams for: professional development, entrepreneurial learning, talented students and peer violence prevention team. She is a coordinator of the Peace Education Program at school, and a coordinator of numerous school regional and international projects. She acquired her specialist degree at the University of Montenegro – Faculty of Philosophy Niksic, Department of English Language and Literature and her MSc degree at the University of Montenegro – Faculty of Political Science Podgorica, Department of Social Politics and Social Work. She acts as a coordinator of the English Access Microscholarship Program in Montenegro. She is also a teacher trainer certified by Council of Europe and Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro, as well as certified youth worker and court interpreter. She has acquired the highest rank available for professional development of teachers in Montenegro – teacher researcher and she has won prizes from the Fund for Quality and Talents of the Ministry of Education of Montenegro in 2018 and 2019. 

Marija’s biography

Marija Bojić is an English language teacher in elementary school “Oktoih”  in Podgorica. Her responsibilities at school also include being a coordinator for entrepreneurial learning and a member of various commissions. She was a coordinator for two international projects – (aces and SEECEL). She has an active role in English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro ELTAM as the board member. She has helped organizing several national and international events implemented by English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro ELTAM.  She was the head teacher of English Access Microscholarship Program Podgorica, sponsored by the State Department through the U.S. Embassy Podgorica.  She has attended numerous trainings which were organized by Bureau for Education Services, British Council, ELTAM and other national and international institutions. She also attended and contributed with the presentations on two ELTA Serbia International ELT Conferences and she presented on the first international conference which was organized in Montenegro by ELTAM in 2019. She attended two-week training program on “Service Learning” at the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA. She has got the rank of a teacher – senior advisor for professional development of teachers in Montenegro. In 2018 she has won a prize from the Fund for Quality and Talents. 

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