A day in the life of… Igor Nornberg

This teacher doesn’t want to be seen as a ‘superior being’ preaching to pupils, but instead hopes Brazil’s evolving education system will put students front and centre

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My day starts early in Porto Alegre, the capital of the southernmost state of Brazil. Here, the Brazilian climate provides very hot summers, as well as cold and humid winters. I get up at 5.45am, walk my dog and eat breakfast before leaving to get to work in time for lessons to start at 7.30am.

I teach biology at two schools, Pastor Dohms College, a private all-through school, where I spend most of my week, and Anglo Vestibulares, a private school that prepares students who have finished high school for university entrance exams. My students at Pastor Dohms take lessons from 7.30am to 1.20pm, ...

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