Marielle Perikly Kokosidou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. She has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master Degree in Educational Sciences and Information and Communications Technology. Marielle has eight years of experience in teaching Kindergarten and she is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. She has participated in a variety of colloquiums on Art Instruction, Early Literature, Multicultural Education, Special Education, New Technologies. From a young age, Marielle has been experimenting with different kinds of traditional and digital media, searching for a new perspective in art. In 2000, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and a freelance career as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator began. Marielle is engaged in a continuing process of self-examination and her works are created out of a need for personal resolve. Marielle Perikly Kokosidou has been featured worldwide, in books, magazines, websites related to art. To contact Marielle, please e-mail at mouritsasclass[@]gmail.com.
My aim is to facilitate and promote self-learning, helping students develop critical thinking skills and retain knowledge that leads to self-actualization. I am most likely to ask questions instead of providing answers to my children. I want them to develop skills to find answers and solutions through exploration. In other words, I want them to learn "how to learn" (by themselves).
Teacher of the Year 2013-2014 (Dafni, Greece - Kindergarten of Dafni)/ Volunteer Award from UNICEF 2009-2015/ Award for Best Educational Scenario 2012 (Microsoft, "Digital Christmas")/ 1st Award for the Philanagnosia: Love Of Reading project "Vibliotrexala" 2015 (Psichogios.gr, "Vivliotrexala")/ Special Award for Interactive Game 2015 (Scratch, "Watersave")/ Award for Best Educational Scenario 2015 (Aesop Platform, "Mr Copyright goes to Kindergarten").
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design (Private School)/ Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education (University)/ Master Degree in Educational Sciences and Information and Communications Technology (University).
"Just remember that you are not here for the brilliant and wonderful students of yours, you are here for those that are not so good, the ones with the mediocre grades, for the boring minds, those students that can not always give the best answer in a test. The others, the brilliant ones, though it is fun to teach them, they do not really need you. The other ones need you. University, in which it worth's to teach (and society in which it worth's to live) is the one that has been designed not for the privileged minority, the smart brains, those that destiny picked to succeed-though every university and society has to have enough space for these minorities too-but for those that their names will be remembered through history only by their birth and death certificate" - Eric Hobsbawm