Last August, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Monica Mulholland in a summer course at Pilgrims, Canterbury.
Needless to say that she is a knowledgeable, talented professional but, on top of that, 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 in the session. She was not only engaging and motivating but also high-powered and 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.