Biljana Pipovic

Teacher and Teacher trainer in Leskovac, Serbia

Biljana Pipovic

Teacher and Teacher trainer in Leskovac, Serbia

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Biljana Pipovic is an English teacher, born in Leskovac, Serbia, who studied in Nis and is employed at Gimnazija ’Stevan Jakovljevic’ in Vlasotince with working experience of 18 years. She has also been working as a language instructor in private schools for ten years teaching teenagers and adults of all language levels, both general and Business English. She has held several teacher training seminars trying to make teachers change their approach to teaching, showing them that variety is the spice of ELT. Her present interests include teaching FCE, CAE and CPE exam classes, using project -based learning to develop students’ key competences, international school projects, eTwinning projects, and working with gifted students in a mixed-ability classroom; also interested in voluntary work and organizing charity events. When not teaching, Biljana enjoys reading books and researching where next to travel.

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is rooted in my goal to effectively teach all my students and instill in them a love of learning, as I share my own passion for learning with them. I strive to help them become life-long learners and to seize their own opportunities to gain knowledge.

I am an enthusiastic educator who places a large emphasis on differentiation. Understanding that each child is unique and that students learn in different ways, I believe it is essential for educators to differentiate our lessons to better meet the needs of our students I also support that building positive rapport with students is essential for trust to be gained and thus, learning to thrive.

I believe children have greater respect for their teachers, their peers, and the lessons presented when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them. In setting fair and consistent rules initially and stating the importance of every activity, students are shown respect for their presence and time. In turn they learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment.

A good teacher cannot begin or continue to inspire learning without being a learner. The good teacher must constantly learn what is new in the discipline. In fact, the good teacher often helps to create new knowledge. I eagerly and willingly learn from my students as they learn with me.

I believe a teacher is the most powerful of role models. If I ask them to live their values and beliefs, I must do the same. I expect the best — of myself and others.

  • Work
    • Gimnazija "Stevan Jakovljevic," Vlasotince
  • Education
    • Faculty of Philosophy