Last August, I had the chance and pleasure of meeting Dr. Monica Mulholland in a summer course at Pilgrims, Canterbury. Needless to say, she is a knowledgeable, talented professional. She is also an incredibly charming, thoughtful and endearing person.
It was priceless to be able to share some lessons and discuss together many topics that we both are passionate about such as teaching and learning foreign languages, metalinguistic awareness, the use of authentic materials in the classroom, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspectives in pedagogy, etc.
As part of the summer course, she conducted a workshop on Educational Mindfulness, which all attendees loved to bits. I truly enjoyed every single activity carried out throughout the session. She was not only engaging and motivating but also high-powered, which kept us all mesmerized until the very end of her expert training.
She is a true inspiration for teachers, trainers and students. Thank you, Monica, for teaching us how important mindfulness is for both our personal growth and professional development. Bravo!
My classmates and I were indeed thankful for this workshop and I look forward to seeing her again soon in the U.K. or elsewhere. Juan J. Lago-Leis, English teacher at the EOI de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 5-17 August 2018
It has been a pleasure to participate in the Creativity Workshop led by Dr. Monica Mulholland. It took place in Bayamo, Cuba. It was a valuable training full of work and activities that kept us motivated all the time. Her teaching style was excellent and inspirational. I loved all the activities developed during this useful workshop, and I´m already putting them into practice in class. I really appreciate the learning experiences shared. The time was short but her knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy remain in all the participants and the students who met her. We are grateful for this workshop and we look forward to seeing her soon to share more ideas to develop in class.
Thank you for this great opportunity! Helga María Pérez Solo, English teacher at Universidad de Granma, Bayamo, Cuba. March 5-6, 2018.
Last summer, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a workshop led by Dr. Monica Mulholland. It was on Teaching Languages Through Creativity, Drama Techniques, the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, and Brain-Based Education. It took place in Bayamo, Cuba, during the Catholic Church Summer School for Teachers. It was the best and most valuable training I’ve ever had the chance to participate in. Dr. Mulholland’s teaching style is full of energy, and she always wants the participants not only to learn, but also to have fun; a perfect combination! The week-long workshops provided us with tools to engage diverse students, and they also emphasized the importance of creativity in the classroom. We are very grateful for this amazing opportunity, and we look forward to sharing another session with Dr. Mulholland next year. Aylén Ladrón de Guevara Barrueco, English and French teacher at School of Hostelry, Bayamo, Cuba. July 28, 2017.
A few weeks ago Dr. Mulholland visited our school to lead a professional development for parents and teachers of Colegio Interamericano de Guatemala. It was by far one of the best and most useful trainings our school has ever organized. Monica’s presentation style provided our community with the perfect blend of research and hands on activities. The result was a learning experience that was not only useful, but truly inspirational. Thank you again to Monica for reminding all of us as teachers and parents of the importance of mindfulness in schools and in life. Well done! Evan D. Hunt, General Director at Colegio Interamericano de Guatemala. August 12, 2016.
Interamericano is a Pre-Kinder to 12th grade bilingual school in Guatemala. Dr. Mulholland came for two days to present workshops on The Art of Teaching and Learning for our teachers and on Creatividad y Uso Óptimo del Cerebro for our parents’ group. Her knowledge of the subject matter and her presentation skills are excellent. Furthermore, since she is fully bilingual, she was able to present in Spanish or English depending on the audience. Everyone appreciated getting the information in their own language and the reviews of her visit were outstanding. Victoria Pira de Quiñonez, Directora Técnica at Colegio Interamericano de Guatemala. August 8, 2016.
Dr. Monica Mulholland visited our institute in Argentina to lead a professional development with teachers of English. It was an inspiring session in which we experienced different creative and motivating ideas to use with our students. It is always a pleasure to be part of her workshops as she inspires you to teach in a different and creative way and also shows you that teaching and learning can be really fun. Thank you Mónica for sharing with us your passion for teaching!! Macarena Coll, Creative Learning Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina. March 15, 2016.