Diana

Diana has a magnificent way of connecting and being present with children while she uses her theatre and puppetry training to make learning an inspiring process in every class!

  • Name:Diana Pou
  • City, country you are from:Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Name of college and what you studied:
    American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) – Musical Theatre
    William Esper Studio – Acting (Meisner Technique)
    Steps On Broadway – Dance
  • How/Why is your work at BB meaningful to you: Because I get to teach my native language in a fun and playful way to young kids and also become a child with them.
  • Favorite adult band/singer in the language you teach: Monsieur Perine (Band) and Juan Luis Guerra (Singer)
  • Your special way of getting the children’s attention or unique teaching technique: I try to change the rhythms of the class to be able to adapt to all of the types of energies and personalities in the class. If by any chance a kid doesn’t want to participate in the class, I wouldn’t force him/her to do something they don’t want to, but will try to adjust to try to match the kids energy and that way be able to reach all of their attention.
  • One reason why you think learning a foreign language is important at a young age: It opens your brain to be more receptive. It develops Multi-Tasking abilities. It will also develop their thinking and will expand their knowledge in other cultures.
  • Favorite part of a BB class: The puppetry part, because children love to have a mascot and the fact that you can switch voices and become another character is a lot of fun. Also, they pay more attention when the puppet is present, because they feel fascinated with it.

 

 

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